Following the NFL draft, and as we begin OTA’s, I give you my NFL Power Rankings.
1. San Francisco 49ers: There just aren’t any weak spots on the roster, and they should be early favorites to host the next Lombardi Trophy. Unless of course, they have to play in Seattle during the playoffs.
2. Seattle Seahawks: There just aren’t any weak spots on the roster, and they should be early favorites to host the next Lombardi Trophy. Unless of course, they have to play in San Francisco during the playoffs. See what I did there?
3. Denver Broncos: The addition of Wes Welker should give another Peyton Manning a exceptional short range target on third down. If Manning’s health holds up, this team could be looking at home field advantage in the playoffs.
5. Green Bay Packers: As arrogant as he is, Aaron Rodgers’ talent at quarterback can’t be denied. He led a team without a great defense and devoid of a decent running back to the playoffs on a career year.
7. Cincinnati Bengals: With arguably the best overall defense in the NFL (outside the 49ers?), the Bengals have put themselves in a great position with young talent. They’ve also put themselves in a position to win their first playoff game since 1991, but that will ultimately fall on Andy Dalton in his third year.
9. Baltimore Ravens: Never has a reigning Super Bowl Champion been ranked so low before the start of the season. The fact of the matter is, I don’t put a whole lot of trust in Baltimore. Inconsistent Joe Flacco is still inconsistent Joe Flacco, and they lost quite a few veteran players this off-season.
10. Houston Texans: Defensively, this team will look to stop anyone from scoring 20 points. They have skill players on both sides of the ball, and a good mix of veteran guys with young talent.
And here are my power rankings outside of the top 10.
13. New York Giants
17. Chicago Bears
18. Dallas Cowboys
19. St. Louis Rams
22. Miami Dolphins
25. Cleveland Browns
26. Detroit Lions
28. New York Jets
29. Tennessee Titans
30. Oakland Raiders
32. Buffalo Bills