Way Too Early NFL Power Rankings Heading Into The 2017-2018 Season

Since Super Bowl LI has just occurred, now is the perfect time to reveal power rankings for next season! Today, I present to you the Way-Too-Early NFL Power Rankings for the 2017-2018 NFL season!

1: New England Patriots

  • Just won Super Bowl 51
  • Young Team
  • Elite Quarterback

2: Dallas Cowboys

  • 13-3 Last Season
  • Prescott and Elliot are only getting better
  • Something to play for following playoff loss

3: Seattle Seahawks

  • Elite Defense
  • Great Coaches
  • Elite Quarterback
  • Questionable Run Game

4: Atlanta Falcons

  • Elite Players Run Team
  • Great Offensive Line
  • Great Special Teams
  • Inconsistent Role Players

5: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Consistent Quarterback
  • Streaky Team
  • Elite Defense
  • Idiotic Coaching
  • Lack of Star Power offensively

6: Carolina Panthers

  • Team with something to prove
  • Great Young Core
  • Great Defense lead by Luke Kuechly
  • Underrated Run Game
  • Weak Offensive Line

7: Oakland Raiders

  • Great Team Chemistry
  • Great Offense
  • Elite Pair Of Receivers
  • Great Defense lead by Khalil Mack
  • Derek Carr Injury Concerns? (Back-up Quarterback)

8: Arizona Cardinals

  • Elite Defense
  • Carson Palmer bounce back season?
  • Great Runningback
  • Solid Receivers
  • Inconsistency throughout the team
  • Weak Tight Ends

9: Green Bay Packers

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Elite Receivers
  • New Strategy with Montgomery playing RB
  • Weak Defense
  • Inconsistent Role Players/ depth receivers
  • Running back situation
  • Age

10: Minnesota Vikings

  • Bradford’s completion %
  • Young and Elite Defense
  • Bridgewater will miss the season
  • Awful offensive line
  • lack of star power
  • Aging Adrian Peterson

11: Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Star Power with Leveon Bell and Antonio Brown
  • Ryan Shazier leading the defense
  • Great Offensive Line
  • Streaky and subpar Defense
  • Ben Roethlisberger can’t stay healthy

12: New York Giants

  • Great and Young Defense
  • Elite Receivers
  • Questions with Eli Manning
  • Atrocious Run Game
  • Weak Special Teams
  • Streaky Team in general

13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Young players developing (Jameis Winston and Mike Evans)
  • Doug Martin bounce back year
  • Star Players igniting a young and upcoming defense
  • Building off of last year’s end of season run
  • Lack of playoff experience
  • Subpar Offensive Line
  • Injury Prone Players (Doug Martin, Mike Evans, etc.)

14: Denver Broncos

  • Electric Defense lead by Von Miller
  • CJ Anderson’s efficiency
  • Too many questions at quarterback
  • inconsistent team
  • Injury-Prone Players

15: Houston Texans

  • JJ Watt back from injury
  • Dynamic Front 7 on Defense
  • Great Players at Skill Positions (DeAndre Hopkins, Lamarr Miller)
  • Weak Quarterback
  • Inconsistent Offensive Line

16: Cincinnati Bengals

  • AJ Green is incredible
  • Elite 1-2 punch at RB
  • Top Tier Tight End
  • Consistent Quarterback
  • Solid Offensive Line
  • Injury-Prone Team
  • A lot of Questions with the defense

17: Miami Dolphins

  • Young Team that will continue to develop
  • Tannehill to Landry connection developing
  • Ajayi and Drake 1-2 punch of young backs
  • Top Tier Defensive Line
  • Weak Secondary
  • Streaky Team
  • Questions at Tight End
  • Defensive Line Aging (Cameron Wake and Mario Williams)

18: Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Young Team developing further
  • Future Stars can Arise as Stars! (Jalen Ramsey, Allen Robinson, Dante Fowler Jr.)
  • Underrated Defense
  • Top Tier Receiver Duo
  • Questions at Quarterback
  • Runningback Consistency
  • Lack of Playoff Experience

19: Indianapolis Colts

  • Andrew Luck had a bounce back season
  • Good depth at Wide Receiver
  • Good Player Leadership
  • Andrew Luck’s injury history
  • Old Team getting Older (Frank Gore, Vontae Davis)
  • Awful Pass Blocking
  • Loss of Pat McAfee (One of the BEST punters ever!)

20: Baltimore Ravens

  • Leadership
  • Best Kicker In The League
  • Solid Offense
  • Solid Defense
  • Injury-Prone Team (Joe Flacco, Terrell Suggs)
  • Team of Aging Players
  • Bad Play-Calling Offensively (Utilizing the talent they have)

21: Philadelphia Eagles

  • Carson Wentz’s Upside
  • Solid Runningback Duo
  • [Good] Streaky (A Lucky Team?)
  • Young Team
  • Still In The Rebuild Process
  • Lack of depth at Wide Receiver
  • Injury-Prone Roster (Ryan Matthews, Zach Ertz, etc.)
  • Inconsistent Defense

22: Detroit Lions

  • Matthew Stafford’s upside
  • Good Special Teams
  • Weak Defense
  • Weak Run Game
  • Weak Receivers that play well because of Stafford
  • Questionable coaches

23: Tenessee Titans

  • Solid Mobile Quarterback
  • Good Running game
  • Elite Tight End
  • Solid Defense
  • Awful Receiver Group
  • Inconsistent Team
  • Relies on QB play
  • Weak Offensive Line

24: New Orleans Saints

  • Top Tier QB
  • Great Young Receivers (Including Tight End)
  • Defensive Star Power
  • Weak Running Game
  • Awful Defense
  • Weak Offensive Line besides Terron Armstead

25: Washington Redskins

  • Elite Tight End
  • Great Secondary
  • Questions with Kirk Cousins returning
  • Weak Running Game
  • Weak Offensive Line
  • No depth at wide receiver
  • Injury-Prone Star (Jordan Reed)
  • Weak Run Defense
  • Inconsistent

26: Buffalo Bills

  • Good Defense (New Defensive-Minded Coach)
  • Solid Quarterback
  • Elite Runningback
  • Great Run Blocking (Including Clay’s Blocking)
  • Lack of Playoff experience
  • Lack of depth at receiver
  • Questionable Play-Calling in the past (Could change under Sean McDermott)
  • Aging Team (Lesean McCoy, etc.)

27: Los Angeles Chargers

  • Phillip Rivers still a top tier quarterback
  • Melvin Gordon progressing
  • Great Receivers
  • Good Secondary
  • Atrocious 2nd half play on both sides
  • Bad Special Teams (besides kicker)
  • Awful Offensive Line
  • Awful Defense

28: New York Jets

  • Great Receiver duo
  • Great Runningback duo
  • Solid Offensive Line
  • Solid Defense
  • Atrocious Special Teams
  • Questionable Coaching
  • Inconsistent Quarterback Play
  • Inconsistent Defense
  • Injury-Prone Team which killed them last season

29: Los Angeles Rams

  • Great Run Defense
  • Top Tier Runningback
  • Speedy Team
  • Weak Run Blocking
  • Awful Quarterback Play
  • Lack of Utilizing Talent
  • New Coach
  • Weak Secondary
  • Weak Special Teams

30: San Francisco 49ers

  • Good Running Game
  • Solid Young Core
  • Good Special Teams
  • Lack of Star Power
  • Atrocious offensive line
  • Injury-Prone Roster (Carlos Hyde, Navorro Bowman, etc.)
  • Questions at Quarterback
  • Lack of Receivers
  • Awful Run Defense
  • Weak Pass Defense

31: Cleveland Browns

  • Great Offensive Line lead by Joe Thomas
  • Underrated Secondary
  • Defensive Star Power is potentially there
  • Solid Run Game
  • Currently in Rebuild Process
  • 1-15 last season
  • Too many questions at quarterback
  • Questionable defense
  • Lack of Experience
  • Questionable Coaching
  • Team’s poor History

32: Chicago Bears

  • Young Runningback
  • decent receivers
  • Poor Quarterback Play
  • Alshon Jeffery will probably leave
  • Awful Offensive Line (Besides Kyle Long)
  • Awful Defense
  • Awful Special Teams
  • Lack Of Young Talent
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