NFL Power Rankings: Minicamp Edition

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December 11, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detail view of the NFL shield logo behind the endzone pylon before the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the 49ers 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

NFL power rankings may be the most difficult thing to predict this early on in the year. The draft is over, yet there can still be free agency signings and surprising roster cuts before the season begins. I’m sure come week one that there will be changes to this list, but for now, here is how I am stacking up all 32 NFL teams.

Let’s start from the bottom of the barrel:


May 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) does media interviews in front of his locker after practice during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

32. Indianapolis Colts – It seems strange to rank the Colts at the lowest seed in the NFL, but these are not Peyton Manning’s Colts anymore. Andrew Luck will have his hands full this season as Indy completely revamped their entire squad. It will be a rocky rebuilding phase for this franchise.

31. Cleveland Browns – The Browns drafted Trent Richardson. Great. Now he faces his toughest challenge ever. The Browns do not have a solid quarterback and they have a busted up offensive line. Richardson is going to find it tough to find many holes with eight men constantly stacked in the box.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jags did pretty well in acquiring weapons on offense. They grabbed Laurent Robinson in free agency and Justin Blackmon in the draft. The only problem is that Blaine Gabbert is still throwing the passes. Here’s to a long year for Jacksonville wide receivers. Blackmon’s recent DUI arrest hasn’t helped matters either.

29. Washington Redskins – The ‘Skins drafted Robert Griffin III. He has a tremendous upside. But, like every year, Washington overspent in free agency on the likes of Pierre Garcon and company. I still don’t see much of a dynamic offense here. They’ll remain in the gutter in the tough NFC East.


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