The 25 best Boston sports athletes under the age of 25

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21. Malcom Brown, Patriots

Malcom Brown is big, big man. At 6’2″ 319 lbs, the 23-year old defensive tackle is developing into a great asset in the middle. He’s in his third season with the Patriots, and over 39 career games he already has 72 tackles and 7 sacks. Brown could become the new Vince Wilfork on the New England Patriots defense.

20. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots

Malcolm Mitchell hasn’t played for the Patriots in 2017, yet, but he is a guy with tons of potential. In 2016, Mitchell appeared in 14 regular season games for New England. He hauled in 32 receptions on 48 targets and took 4 of those in for a touchdown. HIs 401 yards per game weren’t huge, but he had some big plays and big moments for the Patriots. Mitchell was also a star in Super Bowl LI against the Falcons with 6 catches for 70 yards. Just 24 now, Mitchell will look to make a contribution for the Patriots either this season or next.

19. David Andrews, Patriots

Offensive linemen do not get enough credit from football fans, but center David Andrews deserves some praise. The New England Patriots chose to move on from Bryan Stork and in came Andrews. He’s now started 36 games for the Patriots over parts of three seasons. Andrews protection is always solid and his exchanges with QB Tom Brady are nearly flawless.