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Former Utah S Marcus Williams Listed Among Top 25 NFL Players Under Age 25

May 6, 2020, 10:28 AM
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Marcus Williams #43 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a pass in the end zone during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers won 31-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah and current New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams is ranked among the top 25 players in the NFL under the age of 25.

Pro Football Focus posted a list of the 25 best players in the NFL that haven’t reached 25 years old.

According to the ranking, Williams is listed at No. 15 and the third-best safety.

Here is what Pro Football Focus said about Williams in their ranking:

Williams has very quietly played like one of the best safeties in the NFL over the last three seasons. His PFF grade ranks fourth at the position since 2017, and he’s been the eighth-most valuable safety in the league by PFF WAR over that same three-year stretch. As a free safety, Williams doesn’t see the ball come his way all that often as the primary coverage defender, but he has put up at least eight combined interceptions and pass breakups (on 25 or fewer targets) in both 2017 and 2019. He is just another player on the list of recent Saints draft hits.

Below is the entire top 25 list from PFF:

  1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Quenton Nelson, OG, Indianapolis Colts
  3. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
  4. Derwin James, S, Los Angeles Chargers
  5. Jamal Adams, S, New York Jets
  6. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
  8. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
  9. Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns
  10. Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers
  11. Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay Packers
  12. Marshon Lattimore, CB, New Orleans Saints
  13. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
  14. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
  15. Marcus Williams, S, New Orleans Saints
  16. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
  17. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens
  19. Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Tennessee Titans
  20. Jaire Alexander, CB, Green Bay Packers
  21. A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans
  22. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins
  23. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
  24. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
  25. Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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