clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2021 NFL Power Rankings: It Begins Again

Teams 32-1 before the NFL season breaks loose and entropy has its way with it.

Football Fans Gather In Tampa To Watch To Super Bowl LV Between The Tampa Bay Buccaneers And The Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images

Traditional power rankings overreact to one HUGE WIN and one sad (!) loss. Rarely do they take in account the entire season. To give a more accurate representation of what’s going on, and where these teams currently stand, I will not equivocate or give into the yank of heartstrings the NFL season brings week to week.

Instead of living with such a short memory, and being so myopic, here’s where the NFL stands before the season opens up and entropy ravages it. This list also includes each team’s free agent additions, player departures, and 2021 NFL Draft classes. We will see you again once every team has played four games.

THE WORST

32. Houston Texans—Record: 4-12. Point Differential: -80 (26). DVOA: -12.5% (24). Cap Space $7,828,924. Previously 32nd.

Additions: Desmond King (CB), Cameron Johnston (P), Ryan Finley (QB), Donte Moncreif (WR), Justin McCray (OL), Joe Thomas (LB), Andre Roberts (WR), Kamu Grugier-Hill (LB), Kevin Pierre-Louis (LB), Terrance Mitchell (CB), Mark Ingram (RB), Maliek Collins (DL), Marcus Cannon (OL), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Tyrod Taylor (QB), Christian Kirksey (LB), Tremon Smith (CB), Justin Britt (C), Tavierre Thomas (CB), Vincent Taylor (DT), Jordan Jenkins (OLB), Chris Conley (WR), Jaleel Johnson (DT), Demarcus Walker (DE), Neville Hewitt (LB), Geron Christian (OL).

Departures: J.J. Watt (DE), Carlos Watkins (DL), Will Fuller (WR), Benardrick McKinney (LB), Brennan Scarlett (EDGE), Cullen Gillaspia (FB), Darren Fells (TE), Zach Fulton (OL), Jon Weeks (LS), Brian Anger (P), chad Hansen (WR), P.J. Hall (DT), Randall Cobb (WR).

Draft Picks: Round 3: No. 67 Davis Mills, QB (Stanford) Round 3: No. 89 (from Browns via Panthers) Nico Collins, WR (Michigan) Round 5: No. 147 Brevin Jordan, TE (Miami) Round 5: No. 170 Garret Wallow, LB (TCU) Round 6: No. 195 (from Cowboys through Patriots) Roy Lopez, DT (Arizona).

31.) Philadelphia Eagles—Record: 4-11-1. Point Differential: -84 (27). DVOA: -18.8% (28). Cap Space $9,145,216. Previously 30th.

Additions: Anthony Harris (S), Andrew Adams (S), Joe Flacco (QB), Eric Wilson (LB), Kerryon Johnson (RB), Jordan Howard (RB), Ryan Kerrigan (EDGE), Hassan Ridgeway (DT), Gardner Mishew (QB).

Departures: Jalen Mills (S), Duke Riley (LB), DeSean Jackson (WR), Jonathan Ford (S), Cameron Johnston (P), Malik Jackson (DL), Jason Peters (OL), Nickell Robey-Coleman (CB), Vinny Curry (DL), Nate Gerry (OLB), Carson Wentz (QB), Marquise Goodwin (WR).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 10 (from Cowboys) DeVonta Smith, WR (Alabama) Round 2: No. 37 Landon Dickerson, C (Alabama) Round 3: No. 73 Milton Williams, DT (Louisiana Tech) Round 4: No. 123 (from Dolphins) Zech McPhearson, CB (Texas Tech) Round 5: No. 150 Kenneth Gainwell, RB (Memphis) Round 6: No. 189 Marlon Tuipulotu, DT (USC) Round 6: No. 191 (from Broncos via Panthers) Tarron Jackson, DE (Coastal Carolina) Round 6: No. 224 JaCoby Stevens, S (LSU) Round 7: No. 234 Patrick Johnson, DE (Tulane).

30.) New York Jets—Record: 2-14. Point Differential: -214 (32). DVOA: -30.5% (32). Cap Space $8,513,237. Previously 29th.

Additions: Carl Lawson (EDGE), Corey Davis (WR), Sheldon Rankins (DL), Keelan Cole (WR), Dan Feeney (C), LaMarcus Joyner (S), Tyler Kroft (TE), Tevin Coleman (RB), Vinny Curry (EDGE), Morgan Moses (T), Shaq Lawson (DE).

Departures: Jordan Jenkins (OLB), Breshad Perriman (WR), Tarell Basham (OLB), Pat Elflein (OL), Brian Poole (CB), Neville Hewitt (LB), Patrick Onwuasor (LB), Joe Flacco (QB), Frank Gore (RB), Frankie Luvu (LB), Sam Darnold (QB), Tarell Basham (EDGE).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 2 Zach Wilson, QB (BYU) Round 1: No. 14 (from Vikings) Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL (USC) Round 2: No. 34 Elijah Moore, WR (Ole Miss) Round 4: No. 107 Michael Carter, RB (UNC) Round 5: No. 146 Jamien Sherwood, S (Auburn) Round 5: No. 154 (from Giants) Michael Carter II, S (Duke) Round 5: No. 175 (from Chiefs) Jason Pinnock, CB (Pittsburgh) Round 6: No. 186 Hamsah Nasirildeen, S (Florida State) Round 6: No. 200 (from Raiders) Brandin Echols, CB (Kentucky) Round 6: No. 207 (from Steelers via Dolphins via Chiefs) Jonathan Marshall, DT (Arkansas).

29.) Detroit Lions—Record: 5-11. Point Differential: -142 (30). DVOA: -15.7% (27). Cap Space $7,378,481. Previously 31st.

Additions: Jared Goff (QB), Tyrell Williams (WR), Michael Brockers (DL), Charles Harris (EDGE), Jamaal Williams (RB), Kalif Raymond (WR), Tim Boyle (QB), Alex Anzalone (LB), Darren Fells (TE), Khadarel Hodge (WR), Austin Seibert (K).

Departures: Desmond Trufant (CB), Everson Griffen (EDGE), Jesse James (TE), Chase Daniel (QB), Danny Shelton (DT), Matt Prater (K), Adrian Peterson (RB), Mohamed Sanu (WR), Oday Aboushi (OL), Justin Coleman (CB), Reggie Ragland (LB), Kenny Golladay (WR), Marvin Jones (WR), Jamal Agnew (CB), Jarrad Davis (LB), Matthew Stafford (QB), Duron Harmon (S), Darryl Roberts (CB), Kerryon Johnson (RB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 7 Penei Sewell, OT (Oregon), Round 2: No. 41 Levi Onwuzurike, DT (Washington) Round 3: No. 72 Alim McNeill, DT (North Carolina State) Round 3: No. 101 (from Rams) Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB (Syracuse) Round 4: No. 112 Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR (USC) Round 4: No. 113 (from Panthers through Browns) Derrick Barnes, LB (Purdue) Round 7: No. 257 Jermar Jefferson, RB (Oregon State).

28.) Cincinnati Bengals—Record: 4-11-1. Point Differential: -113 (28). DVOA: -24.7% (30). Cap Space $12,069,162. Previously 27th.

Additions: Trey Hendrickson (EDGE), Mike Hilton (CB), Chidobe Awuzie (CB), Riley Reiff (OT), Larry Ogunjobi (DL), Eli Apple (CB), Ricardo Allen (S), B.J. Hill (DT), Noah Spence (DT).

Departures: A.J. Green (WR), Randy Bullock (K), Cethan Carter (TE), John Ross (WR), Carl Lawson (EDGE), B.J. Finney (C), William Jackson (CB), Geno Atkins (DL), Bobby Hart (OT), Alex Erickson (WR), Josh Bynes (LB), Leshaun Sims (CB), Christian Covington (DL), Mike Daniels (DT), Giovani Bernard (RB), Mackensie Alexander (CB), Shawn Williams (S), Billy Price (C), Michael Jordan (OG).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 5 Ja’Marr Chase, WR (LSU) Round 2: No. 46 (from Patriots) Jackson Carman, OT (Clemson) Round 3: No. 69 Joseph Ossai, DE (Texas) Round 4: No. 111 Cameron Sample, DE (Tulane) Round 4: No. 122 Tyler Shelvin, DT (LSU) Round 4: No. 139 D’ante Smith, OT (East Carolina) Round 5: No. 149 Evan McPherson, K (Florida) Round 6: No. 190 Trey Hill, C (Georgia) Round 7: No. 202 (from Dolphins through Texans) Chris Evans, RB (Michigan) Round 7: No. 235 (from Lions through Seahawks) Wyatt Hubert, DE (Kansas State).

27.) Chicago Bears—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: +2 (15). DVOA: -0.5% (15). Cap Space $3,648,417. Previously 23rd.

Additions: Andy Dalton (QB), Jeremiah Attaochu (EDGE), Angelo Blackson (DE), Deon Bush (S), Elijah Wilkerson (OT), Marquise Goodwin (WR), Damien Williams (RB), Damiere Byrd (WR), Breshad Perriman (WR), Marqui Christian (DL), Jason Peters (OL), Jesse James (TE).

Departures: Barkevious Mingo (LB), Mitchell Trubisky (QB), Buster Skrine (CB), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Artie Burns (CB), Kyle Fuller (CB), Roy Robertson-Harris (DL), Brent Urban (DL), Rashaad Coward (OG), Charles Leno Jr. (OT).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 11 (from Giants) Justin Fields, QB (Ohio State) Round 2: No. 39 (from Panthers) OT Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State) Round 5: No. 151 (from Panthers) Larry Borom, OT (Missouri) Round 6: No. 217 (from Seahawks) Khalil Herbert, RB (Virginia Tech) Round 6: No. 221 Dazz Newsome, WR (North Carolina) Round 6: No. 228 Thomas Graham Jr., CB (Oregon) Round 7: No. 250 (from Seahawks) Khyiris Tonga, DT (BYU).

26.) Atlanta Falcons—Record: 4-12. Point Differential: -18 (18). DVOA: -4.2% (17). Cap Space -$61,761. Previously 28th.

Additions: Mike Davis (RB), Erik Harris (S), Brandon Copeland (OLB), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Duron Harmon (S), Josh Andrews (C), Fabian Moreau (CB), Wayne Gallman (RB).

Departures: Keanu Neal (S), Charles Harris (EDGE), Justin McCray (OL), Alex Mack (C), Ricardo Allen (S), Todd Gurley (RB), James Carpenter (G), Allen Bailey (DE), Brian Hill (RB), Darqueze Dennard (CB), Laquon Treadwell (WR), Domantae Kazee (S), Ito Smith (RB), Julio Jones (WR).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 4 Kyle Pitts, TE (Florida) Round 2: No. 40 (from Broncos) S Richie Grant (Central Florida) Round 3: No. 68 Jalen Mayfield, OT (Michigan) Round 4: No. 108: Darren Hall, CB (SDSU) Round 4: No. 114 (from Broncos) Drew Dalman, C (Stanford) Round 5: No. 148 Ta’Quon Graham, DT (Texas) Round 5: No. 182 Adetokunbo Ogundeji, DE (Notre Dame) Round 5: No. 183 Avery Williams, CB (Boise State) Round 6: No. 187 Frank Darby, WR (Arizona State).

25.) Carolina PanthersRecord: 5-11. Point Differential: -52 (23). DVOA: -6.7% (21). Cap Space $21,951,546. Previously 26th.

Additions: Pat Elflein (OG), Cameron Erving (OT), Morgan Fox (DT), Hasson Reddick (EDGE), Dan Arnold (TE), John Miller (OG), Sam Darnold (QB), A.J. Bouye (CB), Frankie Luvu (LB), Daquan Jones (DL), Royce Freeman (RB), Michael Jordan (OG), Darryl Johnson (DE).

Departures: Mike Davis (RB), Chris Manhertz (TE), Michael Palardy (P), Stephen Weatherly (DL), Alex Armah (FB), Zach Kerr (DE), Curtis Samuel (WR), Tyler Larsen (C), Kawaan Short (DL), Russell Okung (OT), Tre Boston (S), Tahir Whitehead (LB), Michael Schofield (OL), Pharoh Cooper (WR), Efe Odaba (DL), Corn Elder (CB), Chris Reed (OG), Teddy Bridgewater (QB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 8 Jaycee Horn, CB (South Carolina) Round 2: No. 59 (from Browns) Terrace Marshall Jr., WR (LSU) Round 3: No. 70 (from Eagles) Brady Christensen, OT (BYU) Round 3: No. 83 (from Bears) Tommy Tremble, TE (Notre Dame) Round 4: No. 113 Chuba Hubbard, RB (Oklahoma State) Round 5: No. 158 Daviyon Nixon, DT (Iowa) Round 5: No. 166 (from Titans) Keith Taylor, CB (Washington) Round 6: No. 204 (from Bears) Shi Smith, WR (South Carolina) Round 6: No. 222 Thomas Fletcher, LS (Alabama), Round 7: No. 232 (from Titans) Phil Hoskins, DT (Kentucky).

THE MEDIOCRE

24.) Pittsburgh Steelers—Record: 12-4. Point Differential: +104 (7). DVOA: 16.8% (8). Cap Space $10,035,579. Previously 25th.

Additions: Joe Haeg (OT), Chris Wormley (DL), Miles Killebrew (S), B.J. Finney (C), Dwayne Haskins (QB), Rashaad Coward (OL), Kalen Ballage (RB), Trai Turner (G), Melvin Ingram (DL), Ahkello Witherspoon (CB), Rashaad Coward (OL), Arthur Maulet (CB), Joe Schobert (LB).

Departures: Mike Hilton (CB), Matt Feiler (OL), Bud Dupree (EDGE), Steven Nelson (CB), Avery Williamson (LB), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Cassius Marsh (DL), Cameron Sutton (CB), James Conner (RB), David DeCastro (G).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 24 Najee Harris, RB (Alabama) Round 2: No. 55 Pat Freiermuth, TE (Penn State) (Round 3: No. 87 Kendrick Green, C (Illinois) Round 4: No. 128 Dan Moore Jr., OT (Texas A&M) Round 4: No. 140 Buddy Johnson, LB (Texas A&M) Round 5: No. 156 (from Cowboys through Eagles through Dolphins) Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT (Wisconsin) Round 6: No. 216 (from Buccaneers) Quincy Roche, LB (Miami) Round 7: No. 245 (from Dolphins) Tre Norwood, CB (Oklahoma) Round 7: No. 254 (from Ravens) Pressley Harvin III, P (Georgia Tech).

23.) New York Giants—Record: 6-10. Point Differential: -77 (24). DVOA: -13.8% (25). Cap Space -$6,210,185. Previously 21st.

Additions: Kenny Golladay (WR), Adoree’ Jackson (CB), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Devontae Booker (RB), John Ross (WR), Mike Glennon (QB), Reggie Ragland (LB), Cullen Gillaspia (FB), Quincy Roche (LB), Justin Hilliard (LB), Collin Johnson (WR), Billy Price (C), Josh Jackson (CB), Keion Crossen (CB), Ben Bredeson (G).

Departures: Kevin Zeitler (G), Dalvin Tomilson (DT), David Mayo (LB), Golden Tate (WR), Cameron Fleming (T), Colt McCoy (QB), Dion Lewis (RB), Jabaal Sheard (DL), Alfred Morris (RB), Wayne Gallman (RB), B.J. Hill (DT), Isaac Yiadom (CB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 20 (from Bears) Kadarius Toney, WR (Florida) Round 2: No. 50 (from Dolphins) Azeez Ojulari, LB (Georgia) Round 3: No. 71 (from Broncos) Aaron Robinson, CB (Central Florida) Round 4: No. 116 Elerson Smith, LB (Northern Iowa) Round 6: No. 196 Gary Brightwell, RB (Arizona) Round 6: No. 201 (from Cardinals) Rodarius Williams, CB (Oklahoma State).

22.) Las Vegas Raiders—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: -44 (21). DVOA: -6.3% (19). Cap Space $726,379. Previously 24th.

Additions: Yannick Ngakoue (DE), Kenyan Drake (RB), Solomon Thomas (EDGE), John Brown (WR), Quinton Jefferson (DT), Matt Dickerson (DE), Nick Martin (C), Karl Joseph (S), Rasul Douglas (DB), Willie Snead (WR), Casey Hayward Jr. (CB), K.J. Wright (LB), Peyton Barber (RB), Denzel Perryman (LB), Jeremiah Poutasi (OL), Gerald McCoy (DL), Patrick Onwuasor (LB).

Departures: Erik Harris (S), Takkarist McKinley (EDGE), Tyrell Williams (WR), Nelson Agholor (WR), Raekwon McMillan (LB), Devontae Booker (RB), Nicholas Morrow (LB), Vic Beasley (EDGE), Sam Young (OT), Gabe Jackson (OG), Rodney Hudson (C), Arden Key (DE), Maurice Hurst (DT), Trent Brown (OT), Jeff Heath (S).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 17 Alex Leatherwood, OL (Alabama) Round 2: No. 43 (from 49ers) Trevon Moehrig, S (TCU) Round 3: No. 79 (from Cardinals) Malcolm Koonce, DE (Buffalo) Round 3: No. 80 Divine Deablo, S (Virginia Tech) Round 4: No. 143 (from Vikings via Jets) Tyree Gillespie, S (Missouri) Round 5: No. 167 (from Seahawks) Nate Hobbs, CB (Illinois) Round 7: No. 230 (from Jets via 49ers) Jimmy Morrissey, C (Pittsburgh).

21.) Minnesota Vikings—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -45 (22). DVOA: -6.4% (20). Cap Space $5,982,997. Previously 22nd.

Additions: Dalvin Tomilson (DT), Patrick Peterson (CB), Stephen Weatherly (DL), Nick Vigil (LB), Xavier Woods (S), Mackensie Alexander (CB), Mason Cole (OL), Chris Hernon (TE), Jordan Berry (P), Ben Ellefson (TE), Everson Griffen (DE).

Departures: Riley Reiff (OT), Mike Boone (RB), Kyle Rudolph (TE), Ifeadi Odenigbo (DL), Anthony Harris (S), Jaleel Johnson (DT), Shamar Stephen (DT), Eric Wilson, Hardy Nickerson Jr. (LB), Mike Hughes (CB), Jeff Gladney (CB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 23 (from Seahawks through Jets) Christian Darrisaw, OT (Virginia Tech) Round 3: No. 66 (from Jets) Kellen Mond, QB (Texas A&M) Round 3: No. 78 Chazz Surratt, LB (North Carolina) Round 3: No. 86 (from Seahawks through Jets) Wyatt Davis, G (Ohio State) Round 3: No. 90 (from Ravens) Patrick Jones II, DE (Pittsburgh) Round 4: No. 119 Kene Nwangwu, RB (Iowa State) Round 4: No. 125 (from Bears) Camryn Bynum, CB (California) Round 4: No. 134 (from Bills) Janarius Robinson, DE (Florida State) Round 5: No. 157 Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR (Iowa) Round 5: No. 168 (from Steelers through Ravens): Zach Davidson, TE (Central Missouri) Round 6: No. 199 Jaylen Twyman, DT (Pittsburgh).

20.) Jacksonville Jaguars—Record: 1-15. Point Differential: -186 (31). DVOA: -27.9% (31). Cap Space $31,133,427. Previously 20th.

Additions: Shaquill Griffin (CB), Rayshawn Jenkins (S), Roy Robertson-Harris (DL), Jamal Agnew (CB), Marvin Jones (WR), Chris Manhertz (TE), Carlos Hyde (RB), Jonathan Ford (S), Jihad Ward (DE), James O’Shaughnessy (TE), Sidney Jones (CB), C.J. Beathard (QB), Malcolm Brown (DT), Damien Wilson (LB), Jacob Hollister (TE), Tyron Johnson (WR),

Departures: Rashaan Melvin (CB), Chris Conley (WR), Mike Glennon (QB), Keelan Cole (WR), D.J. Hayden (CB), Tyler Eifert (TE), Abry Jones (DT), Al Woods (DT), Kamalei Correa (EDGE), Chris Thompson (RB), Aaron Lynch (EDGE), Dede Westbrook (WR), Tre Herndon (CB), Dakota Allen (LB), Josh Oliver (TE), Joe Schobert (LB), Jake Luton (QB), Gardner Minshew (QB),

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 1 Trevor Lawrence, QB (Clemson) Round 1: No. 25 (from Rams) Travis Etienne, RB (Clemson) Round 2: No. 33: Tyson Campbell, CB (Georgia) Round 2: No. 45 (from Vikings) Walker Little, OT (Stanford) Round 3: No. 65 Andre Cisco, S (Syracuse) Round 4: No. 106 Jay Tufele, DT (USC) Round 4: No. 121 (from Raiders via 49ers via Rams) Jordan Smith, DE (Alabama-Birmingham) Round 5: No. 145 Luke Farrell, TE (Ohio State) Round 6: No. 208 (from Rams): Jalen Camp, WR (Georgia Tech).

19.) Dallas Cowboys—Record: 6-10. Point Differential: -78 (25). DVOA: -11.1% (23). Cap Space $4,212,508. Previously 18th.

Additions: Tarell Basham (EDGE), Keanu Neal (S), Carlos Watkins (DL), Brent Urban (DL), Ty Nsekhe (OT), Brian Anger (P), Domantae Kazee (S), Malik Hooker (S).

Departures: Blake Bell (TE), Joe Thomas (LB), Greg Senat (OT), Chidobe Awuzie (CB), Andy Dalton (QB), Cameron Erving (OT), Tyrone Crawford (DL), Joe Looney (C), Aldon Smith (EDGE), Xavier Woods (S), Eli Ankou (DT), Antwuan Woods (DL), Garrett Gilbert (QB), Ben DiNucci (QB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 12 (from 49ers through Dolphins through Eagles) Micah Parsons, LB (Penn State) Round 2: No. 44 Kelvin Joseph, CB (Kentucky) Round 3: No. 75 Osa Odighuzua, DT (UCLA) Round 3: No. 84 (from Colts through Eagles) Chauncey Golston, DE (Iowa) Round 3: No. 99 Nahshon Wright, CB (Oregon State) Round 4: No. 115 Jabril Cox, LB (North Dakota State, LSU) Round 4: No. 138 Josh Ball, OT (Marshall) Round 5: No. 179 Simi Fehoko, WR (Stanford) Round 6: No. 192 (from Lions) Quinton Bohanna, DT (Kentucky) Round 6: No. 227 Israel Mukuamu, CB (South Carolina) Round 7: No. 238 Matt Farniok, G (Nebraska).

18.) Indianapolis Colts—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: +89 (8). DVOA: 14.3% (10). Cap Space $3,197,667. Previously 15th.

Additions: Isaac Rochell (DT), Sam Tevi (OT), Carson Wentz (QB), Chris Reed (OG), Eric Fisher (OT), Antwaun Woods (DT), Julie’n Davneport (OT), Matt Pryor (OT),

Departures: Anthony Walker Jr. (LB), Tremon Smith (CB), Jacoby Brissett (QB), Tavon Wilson (S), Denico Autry (DL), Justin Houston (DE), Malik Hooker (S), Le’Raven Clark (OT), Trey Burton (TE), Chaz Green (OT), Joey Hunt (C), Al-Quadin Muhammad (DL).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 21 Kwity Paye, DL (Michigan) Round 2: No. 54 Dayo Odeyingbo, DL (Vanderbilt) Round 4: No. 127 Kylen Granson, TE (SMU) Round 5: No. 165 Shawn Davis, S (Florida) Round 6: No. 218 (from Saints) Sam Ehlinger, QB (Texas) Round 7: No. 229 (from Jaguars via Saints) Mike Strachan, WR (Charleston (W.V.)) Round 7: No. 248 Will Fries, OT (Penn State).

17.) New England Patriots—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -27 (19). DVOA: -7.1% (22). Cap Space $5,040,857. Previously 19th.

Additions: Matt Judon (EDGE), Jonnu Smith (TE), Hunter Henry (TE), Jalen Mills (S), Nelson Agholor (WR), Davon Godchaux (NT), Kendrick Bourne (WR), Kyle Van Noy (LB), Henry Anderson (DL), Ted Karras (C), Raekwon McMillian (LB), Trent Brown (OT), Malcolm Perry (RB), Yasir Durant (G), Shaun Wade (CB),

Departures: Adam Butler (DT), Joe Thuney (OG), Terrance Brooks (S), Brandon Copeland (OLB), Jason McCourty (S), Rex Burkhead (RB), Jermaine Eluemunor (OT), Brian Hoyer (RB), Damiere Byrd (WR), Julian Edelman (WR), Donte Moncrief (WR), Ryan Izzo (TE), Patrick Chung (S), Sony Michel (RB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 15 Mac Jones, QB (Alabama) Round 2: No. 38 (from Bengals) Christian Barmore, DT (Alabama) Round 3: No. 96 Ronnie Perkins, DE (Oklahoma) Round 4: No. 120 (from Cardinals through Texans) Rhamondre Stevenson, RB (Oklahoma) Round 5: No. 177 Cameron McGrone, LB (Michigan) Round 6: No. 188 (from Texans) Joshuah Bledsoe, S (Missouri) Round 6. No. 197 William Sherman, OT (Colorado) Round 7: No. 242 Tre Nixon, WR (Central Florida).

PLAYOFFS?

16.) Denver BroncosRecord: 5-11. Point Differential: -123 (29). DVOA: -22.1% (29). Cap Space $18,436,886. Previously 17th.

Additions: Ronald Darby (CB), Mike Boone (RB), Kyle Fuller (CB), Teddy Bridgewater (QB), Mike Ford (CB), Nate McCray (RB), Cameron Fleming (OT), Shamar Stephen (DL), Jonas Griffith (LB).

Departures: Jurrell Casey (DL), A.J. Bouye (CB), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Jeremiah Attaochu (EDGE), Elijah Wilkerson (OL), Austin Calitro (LB), Jake Butt (TE), Nick Vannett (TE), Demarcus Walker (DE), Ja’Wuan James (OT), Trinity Benson (WR),

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 9 Patrick Surtain II, CB (Alabama) Round 2: No. 35 (from Falcons) Javonte Williams, RB (North Carolina) Round 3: No. 98 (from Saints): Quinn Meinerz, G (Wisconsin-Whitewater) Round 3: No. 105 (from Saints) Baron Browning, LB (Ohio State) Round 5: No. 152 Caden Sterns, S (Texas) Round 5: No. 164 (from Bears via Giants) Jamar Johnson, S (Indiana) Round 6: No. 219 (from Falcons) Seth Williams, WR (Auburn) Round 7: No. 237 Kary Vincent Jr., CB (LSU) Round 7: No. 239 (from Giants) Jonathon Cooper, LB (Ohio State) Round 7: No. 253 (from Browns) Marquiss Spencer, DL (Mississippi State).

15.) Arizona Cardinals—Record: 8-8. Point Differential: +43 (13). DVOA: 3.6% (13). Cap Space $4,025,333. Previously 13th.

Additions: J.J. Watt (DE), Matt Prater (K), A.J. Green (WR), Brian Winters (OG), Rodney Hudson (C), Malcolm Butler (CB), James Conner (RB), Colt McCoy (QB), Luq Barcoo (CB), Corey Peters (DT).

Departures: Haason Reddick (EDGE), Dan Arnold (TE), Angelo Blackson (DE), Kenyan Drake (RB), Patrick Peterson (CB), De’Vondre Campbell (EDGE), J.R. Sweezy (OG), Corey Peters (DT), Chris Banjo (S), Dre Kirkpatrick (CB), Domata Petko (DT), Marcus Gilbert (OT), Mason Cole (OL).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 16 Zaven Collins, LB (Tulsa) Round 2: No. 49 Rondale Moore, WR (Purdue) Round 4: No. 136 (from Ravens) Marco Wilson, CB (Florida) Round 6: No. 210 (from Ravens) Victor Dimukeje, LB (Duke) Round 6: No. 223 (from Vikings) Tay Gowan, CB (Central Florida) Round 7: No. 243 James Wiggins, S (Cincinnati) Round 7: No. 247 (from Bears through Raiders) Michal Menet, C (Penn State).

14.) Miami Dolphins—Record: 10-6. Point Differential: +66 (11). DVOA: 4.6% (12). Cap Space $1,338,849. Previously 12th.

Additions: Will Fuller (WR), Cethan Carter (TE), Adam Butler (DT), Jacoby Brissett (QB), Justin Coleman (CB), Matt Skura (C), Malcolm Brown (RB), Michael Palardy (P), Brennan Scarlett (EDGE), Duke Riley (LB), Jason McCourty (DB), Elijah Campbell (CB), Greg Mancz (OL).

Departures: Matt Haack (P), Kamu Grugier-Hill (LB), Davon Godchaux (NT), Kyle Van Noy (LB), Ted Karras (C), Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), Matt Breida (RB), DeAndre Washington (RB), Julie’n Davenport (OT), Ereck Flowers (OG).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 6 (from Eagles) Jaylen Waddle, WR (Alabama) Round 1: No. 18 Jaelan Phillips, DL (Miami) Round 2: No. 36 (from Texans) Jevon Holland, S (Oregon) Round 2: No. 42 (from Giants) Liam Eichenberg, OT (Notre Dame) Round 3: No. 81 Hunter Long, TE (Boston College) Round 7: No. 231 (from Texans) Larnel Coleman, OT (Massachusetts) (signed) Round 7: No. 244 (from Washington) Gerrid Doaks, RB (Cincinnati).

13.) Los Angeles Rams—Record: 10-6. Point Differential: +76 (10). DVOA: 15.4% (9). Cap Space -$955,578. Previously 14th.

Additions: DeSean Jackson (WR), Matthew Stafford (QB), Sony Michel (RB),

Departures: Jared Goff, Michael Brockers (DT), Morgan Fox (DT), John Johnson (S), Troy Hill (CB), Derek Rivers (DE), Malcolm Brown (RB), Gerald Everett (TE), Samson Ebakum (LB), Josh Reynolds (WR), Austin Blythe (OL), Blake Bortles (QB).

Draft Picks: Round 2: No. 57 Tutu Atwell, WR (Louisville) Round 3: No. 103 Ernest Jones, LB (South Carolina) Round 4: No. 117 Bobby Brown, DT (Texas A&M) Round 4: No. 130 (from Rams via Jaguars) Robert Rochell, CB (Central Arkansas) Round 4: No.141 Jacob Harris, WR (UCF) Round 5: No. 174 (from Bills via Texans) Earnest Brown IV, DL (Northwestern) Round 7: No. 233 (from Bengals via Texans) Jake Funk, RB (Maryland) Round 7: No. 249 (from Titans via Jaguars) Ben Skowonek, WR (Notre Dame) Round 7: No. 252 Chris Garrett, LB (Concordia-St. Paul).

12.) New Orleans Saints—Record: 12-4. Point Differential: +145 (2). DVOA: 33.3% (1). Cap Space $2,102,748. Previously 16th.

Additions: Nick Vannett (TE), Tanoh Kpassagnon (EDGE), Will Clapp (C), Montravius Adams (DL), Chris Hogan (WR), Trevor Siemian (QB),

Departures: Janoris Jenkins (CB), Sheldon Rankins (DT), Justin Hardee (CB), Jared Cook (TE), Josh Hill (TE), Trey Hendrickson (DE), Emmanuel Sanders (WR), Kwon Alexander (LB), Nick Easton (OG), Alex Anzalone (LB), Will Clapp (C), Lil’jordan Humphrey (WR).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 28 Payton Turner, DE (Houston) Round 2: No. 60 Pete Werner, LB (Ohio State) Round 3: No. 76 (from Giants via Broncos) Paulson Adebo, CB (Stanford) Round 4: No. 133 Ian Book, QB (Notre Dame) Round 6: No. 206 Landon Young, OT (Kentucky) Round 7: No. 255 Kawann Baker, WR (South Alabama).

11.) Washington Football Team—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: +6 (14). DVOA: -2.3% (16). Cap Space $14,484,226 Previously 11th.

Additions: William Jackson (CB), Curtis Samuel (WR), Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), Lamar Miller (RB), Tyler Larsen (C), David Mayo (LB), Adam Humphries (WR), Darryl Roberts (CB), Charles Leno Jr. (OT), Ereck Flowers (OG), DeAndre Carter (WR), David Mayo (LB), Ricky Seals-Jones (TE), Bobby McCain (CB), Ereck Flowers (G).

Departures: Ronald Darby (CB), Kevin Pierre-Louis (LB), Robert Foster (WR), Ryan Anderson (OLB), Alex Smith (QB), Ryan Kerrigan (EDGE), Thomas Davis (LB), Jeremy Sprinkle (TE), Fabian Moreau (CB), Morgan Moses (T).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 19 Jamin Davis, LB (Kentucky) Round 2: No. 51 Samuel Cosmi, OT (Texas) Round 3: No. 74 (from 49ers) Benjamin St-Juste, CB (Minnesota) Round 3: No. 82 Dyami Brown, WR (North Carolina) Round 4: No. 124 John Bates, TE (Boise State) Round 5: No. 163 Darrick Forrest, S (Cincinnati) Round 6: No. 225 (from Eagles) Cameron Cheeseman, LS (Michigan) Round 7: No. 240 (from 49ers via Eagles) Will Bradley-King, DE (Baylor) Round 7: No. 246 Shaka Toney, DE (Penn State) Round 7: No. 258 (from Chiefs through Dolphins) Dax Milne, WR (BYU).

10.) Tennessee Titans—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: +52 (12). DVOA: 2.9% (14). Cap Space $9,152,039. Previously 10th.

Additions: Bud Dupree (EDGE), Denico Autry (DL), Kendall Lamm (OT), Josh Reynolds (WR), Janoris Jenkins (CB), Mathias Farley (S), Julio Jones (WR).

Departures: Desmond King (CB), Matt Dickerson (DE), Jonnu Smith (TE), Adoree’ Jackson (CB), Corey Davis (WR), Jadeveon Clowney (EDGE), Malcolm Butler (CB), Adam Humphries (WR), DaQuan Jones (DL), Kenny Vaccaro (S), Dennis Kelly (OT), Stephen Gostowski (K), MyCole Pruitt (TE), Jack Crawford (DT), Will Compton (LB), Tye Smith (CB), Kalif Raymond (WR), D’Onta Foreman (RB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 22 Caleb Farley, CB (Virginia Tech) Round 2: No. 53 Dillon Radunz, OL (North Dakota State) Round 3: No. 92 Monty Rice, LB (Georgia) Round 3: No. 100 Elijah Molden, CB (Washington) Round 4: No. 109 Dez Fitzpatrick, WR (Louisville) Round 4: No. 135 Rashad Weaver, DE (Pittsburgh) Round 6: No. 205 Racey McMath, WR (LSU) Round 6: No. 215 (from Chiefs) Brady Breeze, S (Oregon).

9.) Green Bay Packers—Record: 13-3. Point Differential: +140 (3). DVOA: 25.9% (3). Cap Space $6,625,588. Previously 9th.

Additions: Randall Cobb (WR), Corey Bojorquez (P), Isaac Yiadom (CB), Dennis Kelly (OT).

Departures: Christian Kirksey (LB), Montravius Adams (DE), Corey Linsley (C), Jamaal Williams (RB), Tim Boyle (QB), Ricky Wagner (OT), Marcedes Lewis (TE), Damon Harrison (DT), Tyler Ervin (RB), Allen Lazard (QB), Lane Taylor (OL), Ka’dar Hollman (CB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 29 Eric Stokes, CB (Georgia) Round 2: No. 62 Josh Myers, C (Ohio State) Round 3: No. 85 (from Titans) Amari Rodgers, WR (Clemson) Round 4: No. 142 Royce Newman, OG (Ole Miss) Round 5: No. 173 Tedarrell Slaton, DT (Florida) Round 5: No. 178 Shemar Jean-Charles, CB (Appalachian State) Round 6: No. 214 Cole Van Lanen, G (Wisconsin) Round 6: No. 220 Isaiah McDuffie, LB (Boston College) Round 7: No. 256 Kylin Hill, RB (Mississippi State).

WE SHOULD BE CONTENDERS

8.) San Francisco 49ers—Record: 6-10. Point Differential: -14 (17). DVOA: 5.4% (11). Cap Space $2,166,910. Previously 7th.

Additions: Alex Mack (C), Samson Ebukam (LB), Zach Kerr (DE), Tavon Wilson (S), Nate Sudfield (QB), Mohamed Sanu (WR), Arden Key (DT), Maurice Hurst (DT), Josh Norman (CB), Mychal Kendricks (LB), Davontae Harris (CB), Corbin Kaufusi (OL), River Cracraft (WR).

Departures: Ahkello Witherspoon (CB), Kendrick Bourne (WR), Solomon Thomas (EDGE), Richard Sherman (CB), Tevin Coleman (RB), K’Wuan Williams (CB), Ben Garland (C), Kerry Hyder (DE), Ezekiel Ansas (DE), Jerrick McKinnon (RB), Jordan Reed (TE), Tony Bergstrom (C), Dion Jordan (DE), C.J. Beathard (QB), Nick Mullens (QB), Emmanuel Moseley (CB), Jonas Griffith (LB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 3 (from Texans through Dolphins) Trey Lance, QB (North Dakota State) Round 2: No. 48 (from Raiders) Aaron Banks, G (Notre Dame) Round 3: No. 88 (from Rams) Trey Sermon, RB (Ohio State) Round 3: No. 102 Ambry Thomas, CB (Michigan) Round 5: No. 155 Jaylon Moore, OG (Western Michigan) Round 5: No. 172 (from Saints) Deommodore Lenoir, CB (Oregon) Round 5: No. 180 Talanoa Hufanga, S (USC) Round 6: No. 194 Elijah Mitchell, RB (Louisiana-Lafayette).

7.) Cleveland Browns—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: -11 (16). DVOA: -5.6% (18). Cap Space $10,917,556. Previously 8th.

Additions: John Johnson (S), Troy Hill (CB), Takkarist McKinley (DE), Anthony Walker (LB), Malik Jackson (DT), Greg Senat (OT), Jadeveon Clowney (EDGE), Sheldon Day (DT), Joe Jackson (DE), Malik McDowell (DT).

Departures: Larry Ogunjobi (DT), Terrance Mitchell (CB), Kendall Lamm (OT), Kevin Johnson (CB), Olivier Vernon (DE), Adrian Clayborn (DE), Karl Joseph (S), B.J. Goodson (LB), Andrew Sendejo (S), Sheldon Richardson (DT), Vincent Taylor (DT).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 26 Greg Newsome II, CB (Northwestern) Round 2: No. 52 (from Panthers) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB (Notre Dame) Round 3: No. 91 (from Saints) Anthony Schwartz, WR (Auburn) Round 4: No. 110 (from Eagles) James Hudson, OT (Cincinnati) Round 4: No. 132 Tommy Togiai, DT (Ohio State) Round 5: No. 153 (from Lions) Tony Fields II, LB (West Virginia) Round 5: No. 169 (from Rams) Richard Lecounte III, S (Georgia) Round 6: No. 211 Demetric Felton, RB (UCLA).

6.) Baltimore Ravens—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: +165 (1). DVOA: 18.6% (7). Cap Space $2,245,160. Previously 5th.

Additions: Kevin Zeitler (OG), Geno Stone (S), Sammy Watkins (WR), Josh Oliver (TE), Alejandro Villanueva (OT), Justin Houston (EDGE).

Departures: Matt Judon (EDGE), Matt Skura (C), Yannick Ngakoue (DE), Jihad Ward (DE), Mark Ingram (RB), Chris Moore (WR), Willie Snead (WR), L.J. Fort (LB), Robert Griffin III (QB), D.J. Fluker (OL), Dez Bryant (WR), Jihad Ward (DL), Orlando Brown (OT), Ben Bredeson (G), Greg Mancz (OL), Shaun Wade (CB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 27 Rashod Bateman, WR (Minnesota) Round 1: No. 31 (from Chiefs) Jayson Oweh, DE (Penn State) Round 3: No. 94 (from Chiefs) Ben Cleveland, G (Georgia) Round 3: No. 104 Brandon Stephens, CB (SMU) Round 4: No. 131 Tylan Wallace, WR (Oklahoma State) Round 5: No. 160 (from Cardinals) Shaun Wade, CB (Ohio State) Round 5: No. 171 Daelin Hayes, LB (Notre Dame) Round 5: No. 184 Ben Mason, FB (Michigan).

5.) Seattle Seahawks—Record: 12-4. Point Differential: +88 (9). DVOA: 20.1% (5). Cap Space $7,609,898. Previously 6th.

Additions: Gerald Everett (TE), Ahkello Witherspoon (CB), Gabe Jackson (OG), Kerry Hyder (DT),Robert Nkemdiche (DT), Al Woods (DT), Jake Luton (QB), Sidney Jones (CB), John Reid (CB).

Departures: Shaquill Griffin (CB), Carlos Hyde (RB), Phillip Dorsett (WR), David Moore (WR), Jacob Hollister (TE), K.J. Wright (LB), Bruce Irvin (DL), Mike Iupati (OG), Cedric Ogbuhi (OT), Quinton Dunbar (CB), Chance Warmack (OG), Josh Gordon (WR), Shaquem Griffin (LB), Jarran Reed (DT), Akhello Witherspoon (CB), Luke Wilson (TE).

Draft Picks: Round 2: No. 56 D’Wayne Eskridge, WR (Western Michigan) Round 4: No. 137 (from Buccaneers) Tre Brown, CB (Oklahoma) Round 6: No. 208 (from Bears) Stone Forsythe, OT (Florida).

4.) Los Angeles Chargers—Record: 7-9. Point Differential: -42 (20). DVOA: -23.4% (26). Cap Space $12,887,377. Previously 4th.

Additions: Corey Linsley (C), Matt Feiler (OL), Jared Cook (TE), Oday Aboushi (OL), Chase Daniel (QB), Ryan Smith (CB), Eric Banks (DL), Trey Marshall (DB).

Departures: Cole Toner (OL), Denzel Perryman (LB), Tyrod Taylor (QB), Isaac Rochell (DT), Sam Tevi (OT), Rayshawn Jenkins (S), Nick Vigil (LB), Hunter Henry (TE), Dan Feeney (C), Melvin Ingram (EDGE), Trai Turner (OG), Casey Hayward (CB), Mike Pouncey (C), Virgil Green (TE), Forrest Lamp (OG), Jahleel Addae (S), Michael Badgley (K).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 13 Rashawn Slater, OT (Northwestern) Round 2: No. 47 Asante Samuel Jr., CB (Florida State) Round 3: No. 77 Josh Palmer, WR (Tennessee) Round 3: No. 97 Tre’ McKitty, TE (Georgia) Round 4: No. 118 Chris Rumph II, LB (Duke) Round 5: No. 159 Brendan James, OT (Nebraska) Round 6: No. 185 (from Jaguars through Titans) Nick Niemann, LB (Iowa) Round 6: No. 198 Larry Rountree III, RB (Missouri) Round 7: No. 241 Mark Webb, S (Georgia).

3.) Buffalo Bills—Record: 13-3. Point Differential: +126 (5). DVOA: 23.8% (4). Cap Space $1,021,058. Previously 3rd.

Additions: Emmanuel Sanders (WR), Matt Haack (P), Mitchell Trubisky (QB), Efe Obada (DL), Matt Breida (RB).

Departures: Brian Winters (OG), Ty Nsekhe (OT), Andre Roberts (WR), John Brown (WR), Quinton Jefferson (DL), Tyler Kroft (TE), Trent Murphy (DE), Josh Norman (CB), Matt Barkley (QB), T.J. Yeldon (RB), Lee Smith (TE), Darryl Johnson (DE),

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 30 Gregory Rousseau, DL (Miami) Round 2: No. 61 Carlos Basham Jr., DE (Wake Forest) Round 3: No. 93 Spencer Brown, OT (Northern Iowa) Round 5: No. 161 (from Raiders) Tommy Doyle, OT (Miami (Ohio) Round 6: No. 203 Marquez Stevenson, WR (Houston) Round 6: No. 212 (from Saints via Texans) Damar Hamlin, S (Pittsburgh) Round 6: No. 213 Rachad Wildgoose, CB (Wisconsin) Round 7: No. 236 (from Panthers) Jack Anderson, G (Texas Tech).

2.) Kansas City Chiefs—Record: 14-2. Point Differential: +111 (6). DVOA: 19.5% (6). Cap Space $3,288,364. Previously 2nd.

Additions: Joe Thuney (OG), Blake Bell (TE), Jarran Reed (DT), Kyle Long (OG), Austin Blythe (C), Orlando Brown (OT), Mike Hughes (CB), Jerrick McKinnon (RB).

Departures: Eric Fisher (OT), Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Sammy Watkins (WR), Alex Okafor (DE), Bashaud Breeland (CB), Damien Wilson (LB), Austin Reiter (C), Kelechi Osemele (OG), Anthony Sherman (FB), Tanoh Kpassagnon (DL), Mike Pennel (DT), Le’Veon Bell (RB), Damien Williams (RB), Yasir Durant (OL), Taco Charlton (DE).

Draft Picks: Round 2: No. 58 (from Ravens): Nick Bolton, LB (Missouri) Round 2: No. 63 Creed Humphrey, C (Oklahoma) Round 4: No. 144 Joshua Kaindoh, DE (Florida State) Round 5: No. 162 (from Dolphins via Raiders via Jets) Noah Gray, TE (Duke) Round 5: No. 181 Cornell Powell, WR (Clemson) Round 6: No. 226 (from Panthers via Jets) Trey Smith, G (Tennessee).

1.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Record: 11-5. Point Differential: +137 (4). DVOA: 31.5% (2). Cap Space $1,185,183. Previously 1st.

Additions: Giovani Bernard (RB).

Departures: Joe Haeg (OT), Andrew Adams (S), Kevin Minter (LB), LeSean McCoy (RB), Ryan Smith (CB).

Draft Picks: Round 1: No. 32 Joe Tryon, LB (Washington) Round 2: No. 64 Kyle Trask, QB (Florida) Round 3: No. 95 Robert Hainsey, OL (Notre Dame) Round 4: No. 129 (from Seahawks) Jaelon Darden, WR (North Texas) Round 5: No. 176 K.J. Britt, LB (Auburn) Round 7: No. 251 (from Steelers) Chris Wilcox, CB (BYU) Round 7: No. 259 Grant Stuard, LB (Houston).