NFL: Post Free Agency Top 10 Power Rankings
The NFL Free Agency period is come and gone. Aside from a few remaining big names, everyone that is someone has signed. We are now chugging into the 2018 NFL Draft. However, before we begin looking at team needs, let’s look at the top ten teams as they rank post free agency.
- Dallas Cowboys
As much as the fan in me hates this team, the journalist in me admits that they are a good football team. They have a young nucleus. Especially on the defensive front. They also have some young aggressive corners. The acquired a solid second WR in Allen Hurns. Hence, they should turn their focus to safety in the draft.
- Tennessee Titans
The Titans were a playoff team a year ago. The offense is now turning the rn game over to Derrick Henry. This, in turn, should aid Marcus Mariota further. The team also acquired CB Malcolm Butler. He, along with Adoree Jackson should be quite the tandem on defense. They may look to add a WR during day 2 of the draft.
- Green Bay Packers
How can you not have the Packers on the list? Although they will have to battle with the Minnesota Vikings, they are still a top 10 team heading into 2018. If for no other reason than Aaron Rodgers. However, they did add Jimmy Graham on offense and Muhammad Wilkerson on defense. Thus, barring injuries, this team should be right in the thick of the NFC race.
- Jacksonville Jaguars
Here is a team that was the second half of the AFC Championship game. They are also a team that had a New England Patriots team on the ropes for three and half quarters. Although they lost their two best WRs, they did gain a couple of strong TEs. So acquiring a big play WR should be a focus of this team going forward. Defensively, there was no need to make any changes.
- New England Patriots
Why would I drop the league runner-up to number six? They lost a few key components. OT Nate Solder, RB Dion Lewis, and WR Danny Amendola were key assets to this team. Replacing Solder is going to be very important moving forward. Especially, for Tom Brady’s health. The acquisition of Danny Shelton is strong along the defensive front.
- Pittsburgh Steelers
You have to account for Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown on every play. That, in itself, makes this team top five. Next, we add a player like JuJu Smith-Schuster and this offense is extremely dynamic. However, missing a player like LB Ryan Shazier could hurt their defense. Replacing him will be key to the 2018 season.
- New Orleans Saints
The Saints are one play away from being higher on this list. Here is a team that is hungry to get back to the playoffs. Bringing in a player like Demario Davis to control the defense was a huge step in the right direction. Also, the two-headed monster in the offensive backfield is definitely hard to contain.
The Vikings had a major collapse in the 2017 NFC Championship Game. Coming off the Miracle in Minneapolis, they just could find the same fire in Philadelphia. Thus they felt they needed an upgrade at QB. Then they backed the Brinks truck up to Kirk Cousins. The team also added DT Sheldon Richardson along the defensive front. This team should be the favorite to win the NFC North. Nonetheless, you can never be too sure.
- Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are no longer a joke. They have one of the best young CBs in the game. They have young, solid WRs. Also, they have the best offensive mind in the NFL at this time. All of this, combined with two of the best pass rushers in the game makes them a favorite to win the NFC.
- Philadelphia Eagles
The defending Super Bowl LII Champions only made themselves better. While Michael Bennet may be facing legal troubles, he still makes their D-Line lethal. Also, the return of Carson Wentz to go with Jay Ajayi, Zach Ertz, and Alshon Jeffries could return this team back to the big game.
These teams should lead the way in 2018. That is, of course, everything falls into place and they avoid the crippling injury.
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