It’s 2018 and professional football finds itself as a political battleground, a national health crisis, and the nation’s unrivaled sports TV draw all at once. The 2018 season just so happens to feature the most exciting crop of young players the NFL has seen in a generation. With week one in the books, the rest of season will be the story of these five young players who are giving the beleaguered NFL a much needed blast of energy.
Todd Gurley | Running Back, Los Angeles Rams
For a 24-year-old, Todd Gurley already possesses the awards cabinet of an accomplished veteran. After winning the Offensive ROY award in 2015, he rebounded from a rough 2016 to win the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year award and the RB1 spot on 2018’s NFL All-Pro team.