NFL Power Rankings, Storylines around the NFL

NFL teams most likely to go from worst to first in 2022:

After spending months on evaluating college prospects, talking about what each team did in the draft and their overall roster building process, it’s time to discuss some of the tangible effects we may witness this upcoming season. So I wanted to look at all eight teams, who finished last inside their division in 2021, and rank them based on likelihood of ascending to the top of those groups.

I had a lot of fun with this exercise, because while I enjoy creating excitement for one franchise – and I was able to still do so for the teams in question – it’s also good to do think contrarily, try to poke holes in rosters/coaching staffs and lay out a path for why groups may underachieve. Therefore, I ultimately put together a short intro on the baseline situation, gave the other three teams a paragraph each to break down certain concerns they may have, and then finally got to the franchises in question here.

We spend so much time hyping up the established squads and neglect those closer to the bottom of the league – at least in terms of positives they may have going on for themselves – that this was supposed to be a change-up to a lot of the content out there.

(I have no idea how it happened, since the Jaguars obviously selected first overall in the draft, but somehow I ended up listing the Texans for the AFC South. Since they have a lower projected win total this season, that actually makes it a slightly bigger challenge anyway though.)

So let’s get into the breakdown:


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NFL Offseason

Biggest remaining need on each NFL roster for 2022 – AFC edition

In the second half of this series, we’re breaking down the one area for each AFC team, where they could still improve their roster upon, now that the main period of free agency and the draft are in the books, along with some of the crazy trades that ruled the early stages of the NFL offseason.

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NFL Offseason

Most improved position groups from the 2022 NFL offseason:

Now that “draft season” of 2022 is finally done for me, with the conclusion of my divisional draft breakdown series (breaking down every single pick, their fit on the roster, etc. for all 32 NFL teams), it’s time to point out which teams improved the most this offseason at every single position, through free agency, trades and of course the draft.

For the purpose of this exercise, I didn’t want to just mention the obvious major additions of one specific player, such as quarterback Russell Wilson going to Denver or wide receiver Davante Adams going to Las Vegas, but rather look at the entire unit and how much better their depth chart looks like altogether, compared to 2021. Therefore I’m also considering the allocated resources to some degree, in particular the money invested.

I will mention all the additions and departures, explain how big of a difference those moves will actually make and how it changes what each team can now expect or even do altogether from a schematic/game-plan perspective.

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Now that “draft season” of 2022 is finally done for me, with the conclusion of my divisional draft breakdown series (breaking down every single pick, their fit on the roster, etc. for all 32 NFL teams), it’s time to point out which teams improved the most this offseason at every single position, through free agency, trades and of course the draft.

For the purpose of this exercise, I didn’t want to just mention the obvious major additions of one specific player, such as quarterback Russell Wilson going to Denver or wide receiver Davante Adams going to Las Vegas, but rather look at the entire unit and how much better their depth chart looks like altogether, compared to 2021. Therefore I’m also considering the allocated resources to some degree, in particular the money invested.

I will mention all the additions and departures, explain how big of a difference those moves will actually make and how it changes what each team can now expect or even do altogether from a schematic/game-plan perspective.

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NFL Draft, NFL Offseason

AFC West Draft & Roster Review 2022

In the eighth and final video of our divisional draft breakdown series, we’re looking at the AFC West!

Over the last month, we’ve now analyzed all 262 draft picks and talked about all 32 NFL teams in detail, as it pertains to their roster building process!

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NFL Draft, NFL Offseason

NFC West Draft & Roster Review 2022

Kicking off our final week of divisional draft breakdowns, we finish up with the NFC & AFC West!

As always we run through every single pick, talk about their fit on the roster, analyze each class as a whole and then rank them against each other inside the division.

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NFL Draft, NFL Offseason

NFC South Draft & Roster Review 2022

We’ve officially crossed the halfway point of our divisional draft breakdown series, having finished up the NFC & AFC North and East respectively!

Now it’s time to discuss the draft classes & rosters of the Falcons, Panthers, Saints & Bucs!

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NFL Draft, NFL Offseason

AFC East Draft & Roster Review 2022

Finishing up our first half of our divisional draft breakdown series, we’re wrapping up the Eastern divisions on the AFC side!

The procedure remains the same – give my personal evaluations of every single player selected, talk about their fit on the roster, each team’s class overall and then compare them against each other.

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NFC East Draft & Roster Review 2022

It’s week two of our divisional draft breakdown series and we’re continuing with the NFC East!

As always, I’ll give a short scouting report on each player, talk about their roster fit & how he coincides with other moves they’ve made this offseason.

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