Overhyped or Real Deal: Grading the Top Pro Sports Stars Under 25

November 11th, 2014 by Scott Janovitz Leave a reply »
The sports world is filled with talented up-and-comers and members of the media love nothing more than obsessing over their every move. At our best, we heap praise and expectations upon future standouts, athletes who truly are the real deal. Sometimes, however, we put the cart before the horse, prematurely showering the undeserved with excessive adulation.

It’s impossible to know for sure in the moment, but some guys seem like safer bets than others.

For example, athletes like Anthony Davis and Mike Trout are young but already dominant, nearly certain to reach the goals we’ve set for them.

Meanwhile, the Bryce Harpers and Robert Griffins of the world shoulder similar hopes yet appear to be standing on shakier ground.

With these guys and others in mind, we’ve highlighted the Top 14 pro sports stars under the age of 25 and, along the way, have done our best to sift through the piles of praise to answer one basic question: Are they overhyped or the real deal?

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