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The top NFL players under 25? The Tampa Bay Bucs have a couple. The Dolphins have none

Two Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the Pro Football Focus Top 25 NFL players under the age of 25 list.

Wide receiver Mike Evans had the highest ranking among Tampa players, coming in at No. 11. Quarterback Jameis Winston was ranked No. 20.

In addition, former Florida State University star Jalen Ramsey, who plays cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was ranked No. 2.

Edge rusher Joey Bosa, who played at Ohio State University and at St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, topped the list.

Evans, who is tied with Houston's Deandre Hopkins for the most targets of more than 20-yards at 135 since the 2014 season according to PFF, was the only player making the list with at least four NFL seasons.

"Evans has graded as 'good' or better in all four of them, and his 2016 overall grade of 93.7 is the highest grade any under-25 receiver has put up," PFF wrote. "And it's not even close."

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans discusses his new contract extension with the football team during a press conference at One Buc Place, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Alessandra Da Pra Associated Press

Winston earned the top quarterback ranking for under-25 players with his No. 20 rank.

"Winston has flashed the potential that made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2015," PFF wrote. "Including this past season, he was more productive than any quarterback not named Tom Brady while under pressure, producing a passer rating of 84.4."

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Jason Behnken Associated Press

The team with the most selections on the list were the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. Each team had three players picked as the best under-25 players in the NFL.

No Miami Dolphins players made the list.

In addition to the PFF rankings, here's another Bucs-related Friday note:

  • Tampa Bay signed undrafted rookie Shaheed Salmon following last weekend's rookie minicamp. He was "one of three tryout players out of 30 to earn a free agent contract," according to the Tampa Bay Times. Salmon lived in Miami before moving to the Tampa Bay area in the sixth grade. He played high school football in Land O'Lakes, Fla., the Tampa Bay Times reported. He played collegiately at Samford.
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