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AS Roma Prospect Rankings

Stephan El Shaarawy: Roma’s Best & Brightest

Stephan El Shaarawy was a wise mid-year gamble for Roma last winter, and my oh my, how he’s paid off. SES is back and Roma is reaping the rewards.

A.S. Roma Prospect Rankings, #2: Gerson

Don’t take it as a slight towards Gerson that he’s been bumped off the top spot of our U-23 Countdown. At only nineteen, Gerson’s potential still feels nearly endless, and if utilized properly, Roma may have a new superstar to follow in the footsteps of the club’s current heroes.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #3: Antonio Rüdiger

The U-23 Countdown now turns to a well-established member of the senior squad. If his excellent first season with the Giallorossi is any indicator, Luciano Spalletti has a true gem on his hands.

AS Roma Prospect Rankings, #4: Leandro Paredes

Number four in the CDT U23 prospect rankings is Argentine wonder kid Leandro Paredes, whose future is currently in limbo amid transfer rumors.

Ranking Roma’s Youth, #5: Ezequiel Ponce

Roma’s number five rated prospect is none other than The Tank, Ezequiel Ponce. The Primavera stud will get his first taste of European football with Granada in La Liga this season, one which could be a boon to his development.

AS Roma Prospect Rankings, #6: Alisson Becker

Roma's newest goalkeeper, Alisson, marks the halfway point in CDT's U23 prospect countdown. After making a name for himself in South America, the Brazilian will bring his talents to Italy's capital next season and attempt to solidify a starting role.

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Ranking Roma's Youth: 2016

Ranking Roma's Youth, #7: Federico Ricci

Next in our U-23 Countdown is Federico Ricci, a born-and-raised Roman who has a chance to break into the first team this year. Will he make the cut, or will he fall along the wayside like many a Roman prospect past?

AS Roma Prospect Rankings, #8: Sadiq Umar

CDT's U23 prospect countdown continues with Roma's other Nigerian prospect, striker Sadiq Umar, in the eighth spot.

Ranking Roma’s Youth, #9: Emerson

Roma’s 9th rated U23 prospect is the versatile and intriguing Emerson Palmieri.

AS Roma Prospect Rankings, #10: Nura Abdullahi

This year's edition of the CDT U23 prospect countdown kicks off with primavera right back Nura Abdullahi, who's currently recovering from an ACL tear that occurred towards the end of last season.

CdT's Prospect Countdown: A Primer

Our third annual U23 prospect countdown is around the corner, but before the arguments begin, we take a look back at last year’s top ten.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #1: Gerson

Gerson remains a relatively unknown commodity, but the flashes the world has seen have been jaw dropping. If it all comes together for the 18-year-old Brazilian, Roma may have the world's next great midfielder.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #2: Mohamed Salah

There was a good reason Roma fought so hard to obtain Mohamed Salah, he's an incredibly unique talent, and if all the cards fall right for Roma, they might have the world's next great winger on their hands.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #3: Salih Uçan

Roma's tall drink of water, Salih Uçan, checks in as our number three prospect. Can this silky smooth midfielder make an impact this season? Just how good can he become?

Ranking Roma's Youth, #4: Lucas Digne

Thrown into the mix against Juventus, Lucas Digne's impact on Roma was clear as day, but just how good can the 22-year-old become?

Ranking Roma's Youth, #5: Juan Iturbe

While Juan Iturbe was moments away from moving to Genoa, a Roma player he remains, and a talented one at that. We take a look at how he got here, what he needs to improve upon and what he might become.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #6: Leandro Paredes

Another Walter Sabatini South American special, Leandro Paredes, marks the halfway point in CDT's U23 Prospect Countdown. Paredes finally joined Roma last summer, after spending half a season on loan at Chievo Verona.

Ranking Roma's Youth, #7: Antonio Rudiger

We jump back into our U23 prospect countdown with one of Roma's newest assets, former Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger. Can he put his injury woes behind him and become the new Jerome Boateng?

Ranking Roma's Youth, #8: Antonio Sanabria

La Masia product Tony Sanabria checks in at number eight in CDT's U23 Prospect Countdown. Sanabria was recently loaned out to Sporting Gijon so that Roma could #DareToDzeko, but he should return to the first team in the near future.

Ranking Roma's Youth: #9 Daniel De Silva

Roma's little known and seldom seen Aussie sensation Daniel De Silva is the next name up on our U23 prospect countdown. DDS passes the eye test, but can he live up to his enormous potential?

Ranking Roma's Youth, #10: Lorenzo Pellegrini

The number ten prospect in CDT's U23 Countdown is Lorenzo Pellegrini. Pellegrini was the captain of the primavera side last season, and joined Sassuolo earlier in the summer.

Ranking Roma's Youth: The Near Misses

Before we tackle the top ten U-23 prospects in Roma's arsenal, we take a look at a few who narrowly missed the countdown.

CDT's Prospect Countdown: A Primer

Before we delve into our countdown of Roma's top U-23 prospects, we take a look back at last year's least. How'd they do? Who rose? Who fell? Who's coming back?

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