PFF ranks Jonathan Taylor as one of the top players under 25 in the NFL

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts running back, Jonathan Taylor, is one of the brightest young stars in the NFL and is ranked among the best under 25.

One look around the NFL and it’s clear that the future of the league is in good hands. At every position, there are young players that are already stars or on their way to becoming one.

Fortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, they have a couple of established stars that are towards the beginning of their career. The youngest is running back Jonathan Taylor.

Last year was Taylor’s second season in the NFL and he established himself as the best running back in the NFL. He led the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns and was selected to the Pro Bowl and First-team All-Pro.

Now, Taylor has just been ranked the third-best player under 25 in the NFL by PFF. The only young stars ahead of the Colts running back are Justin Herbert and Nick Bosa.

Jonathan Taylor ranked as the third-best player under 25

Last season, Taylor ran for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also added 40 receptions for 360 yards and another two touchdowns.

This came after a rookie season where Taylor had 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 36 receptions that season for  299 yards and an additional touchdown.

Taylor dominated in college and has been dominant since he stepped foot in the NFL. He took things to another level last season and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.

He possesses everything necessary to be an elite running back. He’s strong, fast, physical, explosive, and has great balance. He used all those skills to carry the Colts’ offense last season.

While Indianapolis is hoping for another great year, the team is probably hoping that Taylor doesn’t have to carry the load in a fashion that he did last season.

Indy wants Taylor to be dominant for a long time, so the team will be wise about his usage. The goal is for Matt Ryan and the newly acquired pass-catchers to be more productive in the passing game this year.

That may lead to a small dip in numbers for Jonathan Taylor but he will still showcase that he is one of the top players in today’s NFL.