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The NFL hierarchy is liable to change every season, but some teams are set up for the future better than others.
It takes a combination of optimal talent evaluation and good fortune by hitting on a fair share of draft picks in order to assemble a core of young players. Having a franchise quarterback fresh out of the draft helps too, of course.
Here is a look at the 16 teams who are the lucky half of the league in that they’ve assembled the most talent of players 26 years old or younger ahead of the 2018 season.
Note: Parentheses with numbers indicate a player’s age unless otherwise indicated.