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With the Preseason just days away we bring you our first power rankings of the year. These rankings are based on the team’s performance last year combined with offseason additions and player progression. If you disagree with any of these teams hit me up on twitter @Eric18utah and we can hash it out there. Without further ado:
The Top 5
These teams are contenders, minus maybe the Cowboys if they lose Elliott to suspension. The Falcons fall to five only because Shannahan left for the Niners.
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Washington has a lot of potential, Kirk Cousins is going to blow up this season.
The Buccaneers added a bunch of talent on offense this year. The Titans are in the same boat adding Eric Decker and Corey Davis made this team exponentially better. The Cardinals are a team I see bouncing back big this year. I think Carson Palmer is due to have a big year.
The Chargers are the one team in this group I regret not ranking higher. Though they have some looming injuries this offense could still be sneaky explosive in 2017. Pair that with a stout defense and you have a team that could challenge for a playoff position.
The Eagles have some potential to surprise but Carson Wentz has a lot of work to do. Even if the Dolphins had Tannehill I think I would have put them in this range. They just didn’t do enough in the off season to impress me. The Colts Only Rank this low because of the potential Andrew Luck missing regular season time scenario.
The Rams are too low in my opinion in most power rankings. I am excited to see what they do with Sean Mcvay. The other thing is that teams 28-30 all have bright futures. The Browns are building the right way, the Niners won draft day in many opinions and the Rams are young and exciting. The Jets and Bears are the only team on this list that has just 0 hope for 2017.
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