Young guns: Prescott and Elliott named best young quarterback and running back

They may only be entering their second NFL season, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have analysts sitting up and taking notice.

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Pro Football Focus released an article today on the best offensive players in football under the age of 25. Prescott was named the best under-25 quarterback, and Elliott was named the best under-25 running back.

From PFF:

[No] QB currently under 25 earned a higher grade than Dak Prescott did in 2016. Some will say he wasn’t asked to do much, but I don’t believe it matters, as he played nearly-flawless football. Only Patriots QB Tom Brady took better care of the ball in 2016, and Prescott’s nine turnover-worthy throws were significantly lower than both Winston and Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota.


[Ezekiel] Elliott took the league by storm, leading the NFL in rushing [in] his first season. His 86.0 overall grade ranked second among RBs, and he also contributed in the passing game, finishing 15th in receiving grade, at 77.0. Elliott is as close to a prototypical running back as there is, possessing size, speed, agility and power. His 2.91 yards after contact ranked seventh overall.

Oddly enough, Carson Wentz was nowhere mentioned in the article.

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