With the offseason behind us, the NFL power rankings going into training camp have the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles fighting for supremacy.
The month of April is winding down and the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books. So is it way too early to talk 2018 NFL Power Rankings?
Nope. So here is a brief peek at where all 32 clubs stand at the moment. Yes, the moment is fresh off 256 players being added over a three-day process at AT&T Stadium. But you will recall that this fiscal year began way back on March 14 and prior to that, clubs were extremely busy making sure their houses were in order.
Hence, here it starts for ’18. There’s a lot that will happen before now and when training camps open this summer. But there is no time like the present.
2018 Key Additions: Where to start? This is a team that has used 28 different starting quarterbacks since 1999 and that number will definitely go up as the Cleveland Browns traded for Tyrod Taylor (Buffalo Bills), signed veteran Drew Stanton (Arizona Cardinals) and used the first pick in this year’s draft on Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield. The former Oklahoma Sooner will have a receiving corps that now includes Jarvis Landry, obtained from the Miami Dolphins via trade. New general manager John Dorsey got Damarious Randall via a trade with the Green Bay Packers, signed E.J. Gaines (Buffalo Bills) and T.J. Carrie (Oakland Raiders) and used the fourth overall pick on Ohio State’s Denzel Ward.
Offseason Review: It’s a team that enters 2018 riding a 17-game losing streak and off the second 0-16 campaign in league history. But Dorsey showed he wasn’t afraid to be bold during free agency and the draft. The hiring of former Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley is a big plus for a club looking to end its losing ways in the AFC North. By all indications, it has been an extremely positive few months for an organization that has failed to maintain any kind of continuity when it comes to their front offices, head coaches or starting quarterbacks. Is all of that finally about to change?