32. Jacksonville Jaguars 

With the 9th pick of the draft the Jaguars are in obvious rebuild mode. After trading stars such as Jalen Ramsey and Calais Cambell, this team is looking for young options that can help them win in the future. With the future in mind, picks such as C.J Henderson and K’Lavon Chaisson fill a couple of the holes on this team. By also addressing needs on the offensive side by adding receivers such as Laviska Shenault and Collin Johnson, this team is in the right direction but I see a long road of rebuilding ahead. 

31. Washington Redskins

After the hire of Ron Rivera the Washington Redskins seem to be moving in the right direction. Even though the hire of Rivera was a smart move, there are still many holes on the offense and defense. There is also a battle for the quarterback spot with last year’s first round pick Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen.But, one of the few bright spots on this team starts with Chase Young and a defensive line that could be one of the best in the league. There is reason to be optimistic in Washington, but until they figure out their quarterback situation and fix their many problems; I don’t see them in contention for a while. 

30. Detroit Lions 

With the addition of Jeff Okudah, in the draft, and Desmond Trufant, in free agency, the secondary should be able to recover from the loss of Darius Slay. But there are still many holes on the defense that have not been addressed. With the added boost of D’Andre Swift, and the return of Mathew Stafford, this offense seems good on paper. But, until head coach Matt Patricia can figure out the Belichick magic I don’t see this team going anywhere promising this season without a consistent offense and a defense with too many holes. 

29. Carolina Panthers 

After bringing in head coach Matt Rhule, there is a long leash in Carolina for a rebuild. After using this draft 100% on defense, there is reason for optimism on that side of the ball. And, after signing Teddy Bridgewater as their new signal caller, the Panthers should have consistency under center. On the rebuilding track, the Panthers still need a couple more years to solidify their defense, and add firepower to their offensive attack. 

28. Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had the 1st pick of the NFL draft, and they hope that Joe Burrow can help lead them to many championships. The Bengals also drafted offensive help with Tee Higgins in the second round, and by spending money on their defense with players such as D.J Reader and Tre Waynes; this team is building for the future. 

27. New York Giants

After a surprise pick of Daniel Jones last year, the Giants go right with the book by drafting Andrew Thomas. Adding protection for Jones will go miles for his development, as well as giving Saquon Barkley more room to work. By picking Xavier Mickinney and signing James Bradberry, the Giants really improved their secondary. This season will prove vital for GM Dave Gettlemen if he wants to keep his job with the Giants.  

26. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins started out this season with the Tank For Tua mindset, and despite winning a couple more games then they thought, they got their guy. After drafting Tua fifth overall, they were very aggressive in free agency by signing Byron Jones and Shaq Lawson. With the aggressive moves in free agency, the dolphins have the playoffs in their sights. But without a solid answer at quarterback, and Tua’s injury history this team can be very unpredictable. 

25. New York Jets 

With the main concern for the Jets being the protection and weapons around Sam Darnold, they made steps to improve their o-line and wide receiver corps. After signing Breshad Perrimen and drafting Denzel Mims the Jets are building a solid group of receivers. They also drafted Mekhi Becton who will join the retooled offensive line with George Fant and Conner McGovern. This team is building for the future, and should be happy with the young talent they have accumulated this season. 

24. Chicago Bears 

The Chicago Bears just finished a disappointing 2019 season, when they were supposed to build on their 2018 season. As their defense and Mitchell Trubisky took steps back, the Bears are trying to find ways to improve. The addition of Robert Quinn and Jaylon Johnson should help take the defense back to form. By trading for Nick Foles the Bears are making it clear that they are not set on Trubisky as their quarterback, but by what Foles showed last season in Jacksonville; I’m not sure if he can push this team over the hump. 

23. Arizona Cardinals 

The Arizona Cardinals pulled off one of the biggest trades of the offseason by trading for Deandre Hopkins. They not only got a premier wide receiver, but they also got Josh Jones in the third round to boost protection for Kyler Murray. With the eight pick in the draft the Cardinals were expected to pick an o-linemen, but when Isaiah Simmons dropped to them they had no choice but to pick him. This team has improved greatly, and if Murray can grow from his rookie season, the Cards should be in good shape. 

22. Denver Broncos 

The Denver Broncos picked up A.J Bouye from the Jacksonville Jaguars to help replace the void left by Chris Harris. This offseason, the Broncos were able to pick up a young corner as well as highly regarded wide receiver, in Jerry Jeudy. By surrounding Drew Lock with young weapons Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, they are setting their young quarterback up for success. With the retooled offense and strong defense, this team could be in contention for a wild card spot. 

21. Las Vegas Raiders 

Many people thought that the Raiders might pursue a quarterback in the draft, but instead they found good backup value in Marcus Mariota. To help out qb Derek Carr, the front office brought in receivers such as Henry Ruggs, who is thought to be the next Tyreek Hill, and Lynn Bowden Jr, who gives coach Gruden a swiss army knife to use on offense. The raiders also upgraded their defense with value pickups like Nick Kwiatoski and Corey Littleton. They also added Damon Arnette in the draft, who they hope will pair up with Trayveon Mullen. 

20. Tennessee Titans 

After making it to the AFC championship and beating the Baltimore Ravens, the Titans are looking for a repeat of last season. By resigning Ryan Tannehil and franchise tagging Derrick Henry, the most notable pieces from last season’s run are back. The biggest loss this offseason was the departure of Jack Conklin, who left for Cleveland, but by drafting Isaiah Wilson the Titans are hoping for a smooth transition. On the defensive side, the TItans brought in edge rusher Vic Beasly to help strengthen the pass rush as well as drafting Kristian Fulton. As last season’s playoff run was a huge surprise, I am not seeing the Titans get that far this season. 

19. Los Angeles Rams  

After making it to the Super Bowl two years ago, the Rams are in a downhill dive. Many of the pieces from the Super Bowl run have left, and the Rams are struggling to stay competitive. By releasing Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews, this team is trying to shed contracts and sign cheap players. The problem is that the Rams need a big signing for their offensive line that led to the downfall of this team. The Rams also had no draft picks in the first couple of rounds after trading for Jalen Ramsey. Until this team can figure out their offensive line, there is no way for this offense and team to stay in the playoff hunt. 

18. New England Patriots 

The loss of Tom Brady hurts this team’s chances of making the playoffs. The Patriots are losing one of the best QB’s in the game, and even though they have a lot of trust in Jarret Stidham, they haven’t done much to address this problem. Not only have they not replaced Brady, but the lackluster offense hasn’t seen any improvements. The Patriots may have a stellar defense, but it can only carry them so far without help from the offense. 

17. Atlanta Falcons 

The Atlanta Falcons are trying to right the ship on defense and get back into contention. By drafting A.J Terrell to boost the secondary, and Marlon Davidson as well as signing Dante Fowler for an upgraded pass rush; the Falcons seem to be righting the ship. On the other side of the ball the Falcons seem to be filling in holes just as they appear. After signing Todd Gurley, they are banking on a comeback year to push their offense into the elite. After additions on the offense, the success of this team lies on the back of their defense. 

16. Houston Texans 

This offseason was most puzzling for a team on the brink of contention. After trading a top 5 reciever in Deandre Hopkins, this team is downgrading at receiver. Without a first round pick, this team picked up second and third round solutions for their defense. By not properly addressing the needs on defense and taking a step back on offense, this team is putting all of its hopes on Deshaun Watson to carry this team. 

15. Pittsburgh Steelers 

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a disappointing season last year, but with the return of Ben Rothlesburger this team should return to form. They did not make many major changes over free agency, except for signing Eric Ebron as an upgrade at tight end. Even though the Steelers were not active in free agency or the draft, the return of Ben Rothlesburger should boost this team back into contention. 

14. Indianapolis Colts 

The Colts suffered one of the biggest losses last year after Andrew Luck abruptly retired. This offseason, the Colts were able to sign a premier qb in Philip Rivers. The Colts also traded for Deforest Buckner, who should be able to improve the defensive line. Although the Colts didn’t have a first round pick, they were able to get offensive weapons such as Micheal Pittman and Jonathan Taylor. The Colts should be able to recover from the loss of Luck, and win the AFC South. 

13. Los Angeles Chargers 

The Los Angeles Chargers let their longtime franchise quarterback in Philip Rivers walk in free agency this season. The Chargers were able to draft the QB of the future in Justin Herbert, and have Tyrod Taylor ready to go until Herbert is ready. Both quarterbacks will have plenty of offensive weapons, and a steady O-line. The Chargers had many injuries on defense that caused this team to fall. But, with a healthy defense and new QB’s this team should be ready to challenge for a wild card spot. 

12. Cleveland Browns  

Last season was a huge disappointment compared to their expectations. With the additions of Odell Beckhem many thought that this team was a super bowl contender, but an inconsistent O-line and Baker Mayfield led this team under. With the additions of Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills, this offensive line should be much more stable and give Mayfield more time. By drafting Grant Delpit, this team is looking for ways to improve their defense. With an improved offensive line and new head coach, this team should be much improved from last season. 

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

The Buccaneers won the Tom Brady sweepstakes this season. This team got one of the best Qb’s in NFL history, and have him surrounded by some dangerous weapons. This team has invested in the offensive line by drafting Tristan Wirfs, who should be able to protect Brady’s blind side. This team also has a very solid defense with edge rusher Shaq Barret and defensive tackle Vita Vea. This is a very solid team that should be able to make a playoff push in a very tight division. 

10. Dallas Cowboys 

The Cowboys were able to score one of the best draft classes this draft. They were able to get a premiere wide receiver in Ceedee Lamb to pair with Amari Cooper and Micheal Gallup. They also were able to address the need on the backend of their defense by drafting Trevon Diggs. They also were able to resign franchise cornerstone Amari Cooper and are working out a deal with Dak Prescott. This team should be even more dangerous on offense, but if their young players can fill their defensive holes; this team will be lethal. 

9. Minnesota Vikings 

The Vikings were able to make a deep playoff run last season, and hope to repeat that performance this season. By drafting Justin Jefferson, this team is filling the hole left by Stefon Diggs. They also were able to draft Cameron Dantzler and Jeff Glandey to help in their secondary.   After trading Stefon Diggs and losing stars in their secondary, this team is hoping that the young talent it drafted can step up. 

8. Buffalo Bills 

The Buffalo Bills are hoping to build on their playoff entrance, with a young quarterback,Josh Allen and stout defense. This team made a big splash by trading for Stefon Diggs, which gives Allen a true number 1 target. The Bills were also able to add some youth to their defensive line with A.J Epenesa. After trading for a true number one wide receiver, and adding depth to their defense they should be able make a deep run into the playoffs. 

7. Philadelphia Eagles 

The Eagles had to deal with injuries on their wide receiver corps as well as inconsistency on their secondary. Through all of these challenges, Carson Wentz was able to lead this team to the playoffs. After trading for Darius Slay, this team gets a shutdown corner that can improve their defense. They also drafted Jalen Reagor to help bolster their wide receiver corps. With an improved offense and secondary, this team should be poised for a playoff run.

6. Green Bay Packers 

One of the biggest draft surprises was that the Packers did not pick a single wide receiver, even though there is a need for another receiver alongside Davante Adams. After drafting a young QB and running back, this team is heading in a confusing direction. This team should be in the playoff race due to the fact that they have Aaron Rodgers at their helm, but without a decent option to throw to this team won’t make it far. 

5. Seattle Seahawks 

The Seahawks are trying to make another run into the playoffs this year. This team did not make any significant addition, but have lost their leading edge rusher in Jadeveon Clowney. They have signed Bruce Irvin to help with the pass-rush, and added Quinton Dunbar to help solidify their secondary. This team should be okay offensively with Russel Wilson, but in order to succeed this team needs to see growth from their secondary. 

4. San Francisco 49ers 

The 49ers ended their season on a disappointing note. After falling to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, this team is trying to go back and win it all. After trading Deforest Buckner, the 49ers were able to get a cheaper and younger defensive tackle in Javon Kinlaw. They were also able to draft wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who should be a dream of Kyle Shannahan to use. This team has got young talent on the offensive and defensive side, and if they can use it correctly they should be able to win it all. 

3. New Orleans Saints 

The Saints may have the most complete roster in the NFL. By signing Emmanuel Sanders, this team gets a number two receiver alongside Micheal Thomas. They also got former Pro Bowl safety Malcom Jenkins, who should improve their secondary. This team also drafted center Ceazer Ruiz and linebacker Zach Baun to add youth to the offensive and defense. This team should be able to make a deep playoff run, and challenge for the Super Bowl. 

2. Baltimore Ravens 

The Ravens boast former MVP Lamar Jackson as their quarterback and have a very good roster around him. One of the few weaknesses on this team is their run defense, and they addressed this by trading for Calais Cambell and drafting Patrick Queen. Both of these players should improve the defense, and make this team scarier than it already is. Offensively, the Ravens drafted J.K Dobbins,to pair with Mark Ingram, and Devin Duvernay who should add more speed to this team. This team somehow managed to get even better than they already are and are ready to challenge the Chiefs for the crown. 

1. Kansas City Chiefs  After winning the Super Bowl, this team is on top of the world. They were able to resign all of their offensive weapons and even improve their offense with the pick of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. This team lost starting cornerback Kendall Fuller and did not do anything to address this need. Even though the defense might be taking a step back, the offense should be able to carry the load and take them right back to the Super Bowl.

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