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2024 NFL Roster Rankings

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What if the Power Rangers all morphed all together (sorry for any bad terminology, I haven’t watched that show in 30 years) and the Megazord looked all intimidating, except it had a single wooden arm? Sure, it’s still going to be an intimidating superhero group and probably will get the job done, but the bad guys will certainly focus on that glaring weakness, right?

That’s what NFL rosters are like. Teams build the best Megazord they can, and then their opponents hone in on the biggest weakness they have and try to attack that.

Over the last couple months, our team has been ranking every position group around the league 1-32. Today, the culmination: I compile all those rankings and combine then into one overall NFL roster ranking. Which team has the strongest weakness? The weakest strength?

Just to be clear: This is not a power ranking. This is just raw, “You rank first at X, that’s 1 point; you rank 32nd at Y, that’s 32 points, now who has the lowest score?” That means quarterback is weighted the same as special teams, offensive line the same as backfield. The winning team here isn’t necessarily the best team, and the No. 32 team not necessarily the worst. This is just a glimpse at each roster’s strengths and weaknesses and a ranking of their units.

Track our whole position group rankings series: Offensive Line | Pass-Catcher | Defensive Line | Backfield | LinebackersQuarterbacks | Secondaries Special Teams | Coaches and Coordinators

Check the table below for the full results, and then we’ll go team-by-team to look at the strengths and weaknesses.

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
1 Philadelphia Eagles 7 2 2 7 10 8 4 5 13 58
2 San Francisco 49ers 16 4 1 14 12 7 2 27 7 90
3 Baltimore Ravens 2 1 19 26 8 11 6 21 4 98
T4 Kansas City Chiefs 1 24 20 15 6 14 17 2 1 100
T4 New York Jets 12 8 17 9 4 5 7 18 20 100
6 Cleveland Browns 22 20 18 6 18 4 10 6 5 109
7 Detroit Lions 15 5 13 1 30 3 23 20 2 112
8 Dallas Cowboys 6 31 14 22 24 1 3 1 17 119
9 Los Angeles Rams 8 16 9 4 22 18 22 19 3 121
10 Green Bay Packers 11 13 15 8 16 9 14 28 9 123
11 Atlanta Falcons 14 6 12 2 31 12 16 14 22 129
12 Houston Texans 9 23 5 12 32 13 20 12 10 136
13 Miami Dolphins 18 14 4 30 11 28 1 17 15 138
14 Seattle Seahawks 17 10 8 23 9 16 5 22 29 139
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 9 27 10 1 15 25 24 6 140
16 Cincinnati Bengals 4 27 6 16 29 17 24 11 8 142
17 Chicago Bears 21 17 7 17 17 20 8 10 26 143
18 Minnestoa Vikings 29 19 3 13 2 31 26 9 12 144
T19 Buffalo Bills 3 11 30 25 19 10 12 25 11 146
T19 Indianapolis Colts 19 3 24 3 26 2 30 23 16 146
21 Los Angeles Chargers 5 30 32 11 3 32 18 4 14 149
22 Jacksonville Jaguars 10 7 23 31 5 27 28 3 18 152
23 Las Vegas Raiders 30 29 11 5 14 6 31 15 27 168
24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 26 10 18 15 26 19 16 21 175
25 Tennessee Titans 27 15 16 21 27 19 21 7 31 184
26 New England Patriots 20 12 31 19 20 24 9 31 30 196
27 Denver Broncos 32 25 29 20 21 21 11 26 19 204
28 Arizona Cardinals 13 21 22 24 28 30 29 13 28 208
29 Carolina Panthers 31 28 28 27 25 29 15 8 23 214
30 Washington Commanders 26 22 21 28 13 23 32 30 25 220
31 New Orleans Saints 28 18 25 32 23 22 13 29 32 222
32 New York Giants 25 32 26 29 7 25 27 32 24 227

(QB: Quarterback; BF: Backfield; PC: Pass-Catcher; OL: Offensive Line; LB: Linebacker; DL: Defensive Line; DB: Secondary; ST: Special Teams; CC: Coach/Coordinator)

And now let’s look at the rankings 1-32.

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2024 NFL Roster Rankings

1. Philadelphia Eagles (Score: 58)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
7 2 2 7 10 8 4 5 13 58

Biggest Strengths

Backfield (2): Adding Saquon Barkley to Jalen Hurts and the Tush Push makes this unit just about the most intimidating in the league. Add in Kenneth Gainwell and fourth-rounder Will Shipley as depth, and this group of rushers is one of the league’s best.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver A.J. Brown (11) and Wide Receiver Devonta Smith (6) enter the field before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles on October 30, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 30: Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver A.J. Brown (11) and Wide Receiver Devonta Smith (6) enter the field before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles on October 30, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (2): The Eagles don’t have a lot of receiving depth, unless you’re a Parris Campbell holdout, but starting with A.J. Brown/DeVonta Smith/Dallas Goedert is about as strong as it gets up top.

Biggest Weaknesses

Coach/Coordinator (13): The Eagles went in the tank last year after a 9-1 start, and a lot of the blame for that fell to Nick Sirianni’s job as coach, to the point that the then-defending-NFC-champion was rumored to be considering dumping its coach. He’ll be on a very hot seat in 2024, especially if the Eagles get off to a slow start.

Linebacker (10): One of their worst units is still top 10. That’s strong. The Eagles brought in Bryce Huff (excellent but has never topped 500 snaps) and Devin White this offseason to play alongside Nakobe Dean and Josh Sweat, but the Eagles’ best strength at linebacker is depth.

2. San Francisco 49ers (90)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
16 4 1 14 12 7 2 27 7 90

Biggest Strengths

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) in the first quarter of an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 11, 2022, at Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)
SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 11: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) in the first quarter of an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 11, 2022, at Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (1): Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle. And then of course, Ricky Pearsall, Jauan Jennings, Logan Thomas. And that’s all before you consider the backfield, where Christian McCaffrey and Kyle Juszczyk didn’t even factor into these rankings. Good times, man.

Secondary (2): There might not be a single star in this secondary, but the 49ers have no real weaknesses either, as long as everyone stays healthy. It’s not very deep, but the top is as good as it gets.

Biggest Weaknesses

Special Teams (27): Mitch Wishnowsky has proved to be a good punter, but he’s done that on an offense that simply doesn’t need to punt much. Meanwhile, the best you can say about Jake Moody as a rookie is that “inconsistent” does mean he was good sometimes.

Quarterback (16): When one of your weak spots is a quarterback who has a legitimate claim to one of the best starts to a career of all time, that’s a pretty nice “problem” to have. Still, there remain questions about how much of Brock Purdy’s success is of his own design vs. how much credit should go to Kyle Shanahan. And it doesn’t look like we’ll get that answer any time soon.

3. Baltimore Ravens (98)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
2 1 19 26 8 11 6 21 4 98

Biggest Strengths

Backfield (1): There was already generational rushing QB Lamar Jackson in Baltimore, and now they’ve added Derrick Henry to that. Sure, Henry is 30 now, but that thunder-and-lightning combo has the chance to be the most exciting in the game. And then when blazing little Keaton Mitchell is ready? The Ravens will have so many ways to get you.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) leaps over Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) during the first half of a NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Baltimore. The play was called back on a penalty on the Ravens. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) leaps over Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) during the first half of a NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Baltimore. The play was called back on a penalty on the Ravens. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Quarterback (2): That’s two MVP and three Pro Bowls in five seasons as the full-time starter in Baltimore for Lamar Jackson, and he’s still only 27. It’s been an up-and-down career (he’s never made consecutive Pro Bowls), but the highs are as high as anyone’s.

Biggest Weaknesses

Offensive Line (26): Three of the team’s five starts from 2023 are gone now, with only Ronnie Stanley and Tyler Linderbaum holding over, and Stanley is 30 and has missed time in every year of his career. We’ll see if the coaching staff can put things together, but it’s a jumble right now.

Special Teams (21): The Ravens’ special teams being a “weakness” feels like a parallel dimension, but Justin Tucker has taken a step back the last couple years. And Devin Duvernay is gone now — Deonte Harty replaces him, and he should be a good returner, but it’s a big change.

T4. Kansas City Chiefs (100)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
1 24 20 15 6 14 17 2 1 100

Biggest Strengths

Quarterback (1): Obviously. Patrick Mahomes has spent his career to date redefining what a quarterback can do.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reacts after being doused during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reacts after being doused during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Coach/Coordinator (1): Andy Reid has largely silenced the concerns about him from early in his career about clock management and late-game decision-making, and with Bill Belichick gone, there’s no real question about the league’s No. 1 head coach. And of course, Steve Spagnuolo has revolutionized coaching defense the last few years.

Biggest Weaknesses

Backfield (24): There’s nothing wrong with Isiah Pacheco, but him as the only reliable back is a big ask, especially with the team backing off Patrick Mahomes running the ball when it’s down close. The shine is totally off Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and he’s the No. 2.

Pass-Catcher (20): The Chiefs do at least have a lot more upside at receiver than they did last year when things were really dependent on guys like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kadarius Toney. Rashee Rice looked great to end the season, though he’s potentially facing a suspension. Marquise Brown has a 1,000-yard season on his resume, but he’s dropped the last two years. Xavier Worthy is blazing fast, but perhaps not sufficiently versatile. Still, there’s upside that could pull them well above this. (And of course, Travis Kelce is still chugging along.)

T4. New York Jets (100)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
12 8 17 9 4 5 7 18 20 100

Biggest Strengths

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Quincy Williams (56) of the New York Jets during the game against the New York Giants on October 29, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 29: Quincy Williams (56) of the New York Jets during the game against the New York Giants on October 29, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Linebacker (4): Quincy Williams and C.J. Mosley is one of the best starting duos at any position around the NFL. And they’re both fairly healthy, but Jamien Sherwood is a strong break-glass-in-case-of-emergency fill-in if the need arises.

Defensive Line (5): The Jets did a de factor exchange with the Eagles this offseason, with Bryce Huff signing in Philadelphia as a free agent and the Eagles trading Haason Reddick to New York in turn. Huff, John-Franklin Myers and Quinton Jefferson all left, but Reddick, Jermaine Johnson, Quinnen Williams and signee Javon Kinlaw is still a stout line.

Biggest Weaknesses

Coach/Coordinator (20): Robert Saleh has been put in an impossible career during his Jets tenure, but he hasn’t covered himself in glory regardless. And Nathaniel Hackett is seen as largely a figurehead at offensive coordinator, with the assumption that Aaron Rodgers is basically doing the job.

Special Teams (18): Greg Zuerlein remains an excellent kicker even at age 36, but Thomas Morstead has been showing his age at 38, and that drags this unit down a bit.

6. Cleveland Browns (109)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
22 20 18 6 18 4 10 6 5 109

Biggest Strengths

Defensive Line (4): Myles Garrett is enough to make a line strong all by himself, but lining Shelby Harris, Dalvin Tomlinson and Za’Darius Smith along with him is certainly a nice add-on. Garrett/Smith might be the best edge duo in the league.

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11: Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks at the scoreboard during the game against the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals on December 11, 2022, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 11: Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks at the scoreboard during the game against the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals on December 11, 2022, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)

Coach/Coordinator (5): Defending Coach of the Year Kevin Stefanski is one of the rising star coaches in the league, and Jim Schwartz has been one of the best defensive minds in football for a generation.

Biggest Weaknesses

Quarterback (22): There’s enough skill in Deshaun Watson to be higher on this list, but we haven’t seen it for anything more than short spurts in four years now, and the lows have been pretty low. Having Jameis Winston as his backup gives the Browns an acceptable fallback if he can’t recapture the magic.

Backfield (20): If you said Nick Chubb was totally healthy and back to his old self, this backfield might be top five. Instead, Chubb is a question to make it back at all this year, and he might never be like his old self whenever he does return. So that leaves Jerome Ford, D’Onta Foreman and Nyheim Hines, plus whatever Deshaun Watson offers, and that’s much less exciting.

7. Detroit Lions (112)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
15 5 13 1 30 3 23 20 2 112

Biggest Strengths

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Detroit Lions Center Frank Ragnow (77) readies to snap the ball on the goal line in the first half during the game between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles on September 22, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 22: Detroit Lions Center Frank Ragnow (77) readies to snap the ball on the goal line in the first half during the game between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles on September 22, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Offensive Line (1): The Lions have solid continuity along the line, bringing back three starters and promoting Graham Glasgow back into the starting lineup. The new addition is 34-year-old Kevin Zeitler at guard, coming over from Baltimore, and while he might not be as good as he once was, 2023 was actually the first Pro Bowl season of his career. Best line in the game.

Coach/Coordinator (2): The Lions really pushed the Chiefs for No. 1 in the coaching rankings, given Dan Campbell’s leadership and Ben Johnson sticking around as the offensive coordinator despite heavy consideration for head coaching jobs.

Biggest Weaknesses

Linebacker (30): The Lions bragged of being vindicated after the mockery of their 2023 draft class, but that was mostly Jahmyr Gibbs-inspired braggadocio — Jack Campbell was only so-so and didn’t play a full complement of snaps. If Campbell takes a big step forward, they’ll rise above this, but right now there’s a low ceiling here.

Secondary (23): The Lions nabbed Carlton Davis this offseason, but his PFF grade has been in a pretty steady decline since his 2019 season. If he can’t bounce back, the team will have to hope its draft haul (the Lions went CB in the first and second rounds with Terrion Arnold and Ennis Rakestraw Jr.) can contribute right away.

8. Dallas Cowboys (119)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
6 31 14 22 24 1 3 1 17 119

Biggest Strengths

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 13:  Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90)  during the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys on October 13, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 13: Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys on October 13, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Defensive Line (1): It’s hard to do better along the edges than DeMarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons. Mazi Smith and Osa Odighizuwa are the weak spots here, and … you could do a lot worse with those are your “weak” spots.

Special Teams (1): After years of questions at kicker, the Cowboys found Brandon Aubrey last offseason and he torched the field. Bryan Anger was a strong punter in limited work (this offense was really good last year), and KaVontae Turpin is an excellent returner. No weaknesses here.

Biggest Weaknesses

Backfield (31): Jerry Jones just can’t quit Ezekiel Elliott. And maybe if he were the bruising No. 2 back, it would make sense. But with him the clear No. 1 in Dallas, this backfield is super disappointing all of a sudden.

Linebacker (24): The best strength of the Cowboys’ linebacker group is … they don’t use them a lot. Their scheme calls for only two off-ball linebackers on the field, which papers over the fact that the ones they have are middling at best.

9. Los Angeles Rams (121)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
8 16 9 4 22 18 22 19 3 121

Biggest Strengths

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay runs in for halftime of the Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA on December 08, 2019. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 08: Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay runs in for halftime of the Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA on December 08, 2019. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

Coach/Coordinator (3): Sean McVay is finally not the youngest head coach in the league (seven years into his job!). He’s done elite work in his Rams tenure, taking a team some thought was the worst in the league before last year to the playoffs.

Offensive Line (4): This line came in dead last in our offseason rankings a year ago, so the fact that the Rams come in fourth now is just about as impressive as any ranking for any team. Training camp addition Kevin Dotson was a revelation, and rookie Steve Avila exceeded all expectations. It’s not deep, but the top is plenty strong.

Biggest Weaknesses

Linebacker (22): Byron Young was a prize in the third round a year ago, and if 2024 first-rounder Jared Verse is as advertised, this unit will shoot up these rankings.

Secondary (22): Tre’Davious White has been an elite corner in his career, but injuries have kept him off the field a frustrating amount. Now in Los Angeles, the Rams are hoping he can be more the healthy elite corner than the guy who has had to watch from the sidelines.

10. Green Bay Packers (123)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
11 13 15 8 16 9 14 28 9 123

Biggest Strengths

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 19: Green Bay Packers guard Elgton Jenkins (74) does a Lambeau Leap during game between the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Chargers at Lambeau Field on November 19, 2023 in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire)
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 19: Green Bay Packers guard Elgton Jenkins (74) does a Lambeau Leap during game between the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Chargers at Lambeau Field on November 19, 2023 in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire)

Offensive Line (8): This unit has a low floor, given how many moving parts there are, but if everything clicks, the Packers line can rebound nicely. David Bakhtiari is gone, but just about everyone in Green Bay now can play multiple positions along the line.

Defensive Line (9): The Packers have made a roster out of “not many superstars but also no weaknesses,” and that sticks along the line. There might not be a first-team All-Pro here, but there’s no weak link.

Biggest Weaknesses

Special Teams (28): Anders Carlson struggled in a big way as a rookie, missing five extra points and half of his field goal attempts from 40-49 yards. Keisean Nixon is an excellent returner, but the kicking game is holding the Packers back.

Linebacker (16): Quay Walker is a force against the run, but then that’s the worst area to have as your strength, and he’s a weakness in coverage. Alongside him is a 2024 second-rounder in Edgerrin Cooper. It remains to be seen how big an impact De’Vondre Campbell’s departure will have.

11. Atlanta Falcons (129)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
14 6 12 2 31 12 16 14 22 129

Biggest Strengths

Offensive Line (2): This unit stayed extremely healthy last year, and they’re all back for 2024. The weak link right now is clearly 2023 rookie Matthew Bergeron, but he has the pedigree that indicates he should improve.

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - AUGUST 05: Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson #7 signs autographs for fans after Atlanta Falcons training camp on August 5, 2023 at IBM Performance Field in Flowery Branch, GA.(Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – AUGUST 05: Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson #7 signs autographs for fans after Atlanta Falcons training camp on August 5, 2023 at IBM Performance Field in Flowery Branch, GA.(Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)

Backfield (6): Bijan Robinson is (or at least should be) one of the game’s best backs, and Tyler Allgeier is one of the best backups. Cordarrelle Patterson’s departure dings them a little, as does the fact that Kirk Cousins — never really a runner — is likely going to be hampered by his Achilles recovery, but the top of this group is elite.

Biggest Weaknesses

Linebacker (31): When you have several areas to address, it’s almost inevitable something will fall by the wayside, and in Atlanta, that was the linebacker corps this offseason. By using their first pick on Michael Penix Jr. — which we can comfortably call a luxury pick — the Falcons had to push addressing all their other needs down, and that meant they didn’t draft a linebacker until the fifth round.

Coach/Coordinator (22): There’s huge upside from a Raheem Morris/Zac Robinson/Jimmy Lake group, but it’s very unproven — Lake and Robinson have never held their posts before, and Morris has a 21-38 career head coaching record, mostly more than a decade ago in Tampa.

12. Houston Texans (136)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
9 23 5 12 32 13 20 12 10 136

Biggest Strengths

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 28: Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (12) runs after a catch during the game between the Houston Texans and New York Jets on November 28, 2021 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 28: Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins (12) runs after a catch during the game between the Houston Texans and New York Jets on November 28, 2021 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (5): The group of Nico Collins, Tank Dell and Dalton Schultz probably would have ranked in the top half of the league to begin with, but then the Texans went out and added Stefon Diggs this offseason, and while he might not be vintage Diggs anymore, there’s plenty of talent there. And while most teams feature strength at the top but not much depth, the Texans’ second tier of pass-catchers — Noah Brown, Ben Skowronek, John Metchie III, Robert Woods, Cade Stover — is perfectly fine.

Quarterback (9): C.J. Stroud was a sensation as a rookie, winning Offensive Rookie of the Year despite Puka Nacua breaking a whole host of rookie receiving records. He led the league in passing yards per game. Not bad for the consolation prize after the Texans fell to Pick 2.

Biggest Weaknesses

Linebacker (32): For all the went right in Houston last year, the linebacker room is rough. Henry To’oTo’o was competent enough as a rookie, but he hasn’t shown to be good enough to anchor the unit. Azeez Al-Shaair is coming off his first year as a full-time player and turns 27 in August, so we’ll see if he can continue to play a full load of snaps.

Backfield (23): Joe Mixon has a lot of elite fantasy seasons on his resume, but then “a lot” of seasons on any back’s resume is a red flag. Can he still perform like he did in his Cincinnati days? If so, this is an underrank.

13. Miami Dolphins (138)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
18 14 4 30 11 28 1 17 15 138

Biggest Strengths

Secondary (1): Byron Jones and Xavien Howard are gone, but Jalen Ramsey’s presence means the team hasn’t skipped a beat. Adding Kendall Fuller and Jordan Poyer this offseason, on top of Jevon Holland’s pretty steady development, has this as the best secondary in the league.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Miami Dolphins wide receivers Tyreek Hill (10) and Jaylen Waddle (17) line up next to each other on the line of scrimmage during the Miami Dolphins versus Baltimore Ravens NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, MD (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)
BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 18: Miami Dolphins wide receivers Tyreek Hill (10) and Jaylen Waddle (17) line up next to each other on the line of scrimmage during the Miami Dolphins versus Baltimore Ravens NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, MD (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (4): Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle might not be the best duo in the league, but they also might be. Braxton Berrios is more of a returner than a receiver, so the Dolphins signed Odell Beckham Jr. and Jonnu Smith this offseason to supplement their explosive duo.

Biggest Weaknesses

Offensive Line (30): Terron Armstead is still excellent, making his fifth Pro Bowl in the last six years last year, but you can’t possibly count on him to always be there — he’s missed roughly one-third of his career games, including 20 across the last three years. And financial issues meant the team had to let some starters go this offseason. The line will rely on scheming to paper over deficiencies.

Defensive Line (28): The Dolphins have spent a lot of money, and those chickens are coming home to roost a bit. It manifested in them watching Christian Wilkins walk this offseason, leaving this line hurting. The team has to hope Da’Shawn Hand can put up similarly good play (85.0 PFF grade) in way, way, way more snaps (only 199 last year).

14. Seattle Seahawks (139)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
17 10 8 23 9 16 5 22 29 139

Biggest Strengths

Secondary (5): Riq Woolen and Devon Witherspoon are the headlines here, but this whole secondary is on the rise.

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) after catching a pass for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter during an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams on December 04, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 04: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) after catching a pass for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter during an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams on December 04, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (8): Tyler Lockett appeared to actually start aging last year, which makes it perfect that the team already has Jaxon Smith-Njigba in place to step into that role. DK Metcalf is still excellent, and Noah Fant was re-signed this offseason.

Biggest Weaknesses

Coach/Coordinator (29): Mike Macdonald takes over for Pete Carroll, a massive change at coach for a team that has been steady for a long time now. He’s been a defensive whiz in Baltimore, but we’ll see how he adjusts to the head job.

Offensive Line (23): The steps forward the line took in 2022 reversed in 2023, with injuries and poor performance bringing them way down. That means the line is made up of guys who can perform better than general expectation might indicate right now. But there’s a lot of downside.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (140)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
23 9 27 10 1 15 25 24 6 140

Biggest Strengths

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 22: Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts after a take away during the second quarter of the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 22, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 22: Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts after a take away during the second quarter of the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 22, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Linebacker (1): T.J. Watt is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate every year, and last year he barely outgraded Alex Highsmith on the other edge. Add in offseason signee Patrick Queen, and this is the clear No. 1 linebacker room in the league.

Coach/Coordinator (6): Maybe Mike Tomlin’s “zero losing seasons” history is overrated a bit — maybe it would be better to lose a couple seasons if the other seasons feature 12-plus wins? — but he’s still one of the game’s best coaches.

Biggest Weaknesses

Pass-Catcher (27): George Pickens might be able to hold the fort as the WR1 in Pittsburgh in the wake of Diontae Johnson’s departure (though he’s no sure thing), but the team didn’t do a lot to get a new WR2 in place. Van Jefferson? Roman Wilson? Quez Watkins? Pickens is a question mark, and there are bigger question marks behind him.

Secondary (25): Pittsburgh has some pieces in the secondary — Joey Porter Jr. was good as a rookie and Minkah Fitzpatrick remains a stud — but there isn’t a full group here. Donte Jackson might have been cut in Carolina if they hadn’t flipped him to the Steelers.

16. Cincinnati Bengals (142)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
4 27 6 16 29 17 24 11 8 142

Biggest Strengths

Quarterback (4): Until we see Joe Burrow play, there are going to be questions about his wrist recovery. That said, when he’s on, there aren’t many better. And the Bengals did get to see in 2023 that Jake Browning is a more than serviceable backup.

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) in a game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Moreland/Icon Sportswire)
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 25: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) in a game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Moreland/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (6): The Bengals are probably entering their final year of having the Ja’Marr Chase/Tee Higgins duo, with Higgins set to hit free agency next offseason. And Tyler Boyd is already gone. So the Bengals are going to have a transition at receiver, though Chase isn’t going anywhere. Bringing in Mike Gesicki at tight end should help a bit.

Biggest Weaknesses

Linebacker (29): Like a lot of the Cincinnati defense, this linebacker unit was stout in 2022 but took a step back in 2023, and with no changes this offseason, Germaine Pratt and Logan Wilson are both 28 without a lot behind them.

Backfield (27): The Bengals shipped Joe Mixon out this offseason and replaced him with Zack Moss, who was something of a disappointment his first three years before breaking out as the injury fill-in for Jonathan Taylor last year. We’ll see if he can follow up on that, and/or if 2023 rookie Chase Brown can be as exciting in a larger sample.

17. Chicago Bears (143)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
21 17 7 17 17 20 8 10 26 143

Biggest Strengths

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 05: Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore (2) makes a reception against Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) during the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Washington Commanders on October 5, 2023 at Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)
LANDOVER, MD – OCTOBER 05: Chicago Bears wide receiver DJ Moore (2) makes a reception against Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) during the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Washington Commanders on October 5, 2023 at Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (7): DJ Moore! Keenan Allen! Rome Odunze! Cole Kmet! Gerald Everett! There’s wild upside in Chicago, with a bit of a floor if Allen start to show his age and/or gets injury, if Kmet/Everett is a subpar TE duo, if Odunze takes time to adjust to the NFL. Still, this is at least the best Bears receiving corps since the Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery/Martellus Bennett days.

Secondary (8): The Bears swapped out Eddie Jackson for Kevin Byard this offseason, an improvement given Jackson’s declining play. Retaining Jaylon Johnson was crucial for this unit’s overall strength.

Biggest Weaknesses

Coach/Coordinator (26): This year should be Matt Eberflus’ last shot in Chicago. If the Bears struggle with Caleb Williams and this rebuilt offense, he’ll be gone, and it might not even take the full season. On the other hand, with that rejuvenated offense, a successful Bears season could earn Eberflus Coach of the Year honors, warranted or otherwise.

Quarterback (21): It’s hard to rank a player who has never seen an NFL field. Caleb Williams could be a top-10 signal caller in 2024, or he could need way more seasoning. With so much mystery (and with no usable pieces to back him up), the Bears’ quarterbacks come in outside the top 20.

18. Minnesota Vikings (144)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
29 19 3 13 2 31 26 9 12 144

Biggest Strengths

Linebacker (2): The Vikings were one of the biggest beneficiaries of the mad dash for quarterbacks and offense in this year’s draft, getting arguably the best defensive player in the draft at pick 17 in Dallas Turner. Add in the signings of Jonathan Greenard and Andrew Van Ginkel, and Minnesota overhauled the linebacker room to what should be great effect.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in the third quarter during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Titans defeated the Vikings 31-20. (AP Photo/David Berding)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in the third quarter during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Titans defeated the Vikings 31-20. (AP Photo/David Berding)

Pass-Catcher (3): The likely absence of T.J. Hockenson to start the season dings this unit, but even while he’s out, Justin Jefferson might be the best receiver in the league, Jordan Addison had a big rookie year, and the team signed Robert Tonyan to hold the fort until Hockenson’s return.

Biggest Weaknesses

Defensive Line (31): Jerry Tillery has bounced around in his career — with the Chargers waiving him and the Raiders releasing him — and he’s the high-profile addition to this line this offseason. It’s not great.

Quarterback (29): J.J. McCarthy has a bright future, but he’s very young and might need some seasoning to reach his potential. Sort of like the guy he might be backing up to start the season, Sam Darnold, was when he entered the league.

T19. Buffalo Bills (146)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
3 11 30 25 19 10 12 25 11 146

Biggest Strengths

November 17, 2019, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) in action during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mario Houben/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
November 17, 2019, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) in action during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mario Houben/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

Quarterback (3): Josh Allen has shown an ability to do it all in his NFL career, and, given the state of the Bills’ receiver room, he might have to in 2024.

Defensive Line (10): Buffalo’s cap situation forced the team to let Leonard Floyd, Jordan Phillips, Tim Settle and Poona Ford walk this offseason, but even with that, this unit is strong on top (Greg Rousseau, Ed Oliver, DaQuan Jones, A.J. Epenesa), it’s just shallow, especially if Von Miller can’t rebound.

Biggest Weaknesses

Pass-Catcher (30): The Bills were a top-half group of pass-catchers a year ago. Now, Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis are gone. Khalil Shakir, Keon Coleman and Curtis Samuel might be a fine WR2-WR4 on a team, but as the WR1-WR3 (in whatever order), it’s a bit rough. That problem is offset by sensational 2023 rookie Dalton Kincaid, but overall this group is lacking.

Offensive Line (25): The Bills line’s greatest strength was health in 2023, with all five starters playing all 17 games. But it’s a low-ceiling unit unless 2023 rookie O’Cyrus Torrence takes a big step forward.

T19. Indianapolis Colts (146)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
19 3 24 3 26 2 30 23 16 146

Biggest Strengths

Defensive Line (2): An elite defensive line combined with a weak secondary might make the Colts very susceptible to the pass in 2024, but that’s not the fault of this line. This unit should be extremely stout yet again.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 18: Indianapolis Colts Offensive Guard Quenton Nelson (56) looks on in game action during a NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals on October 18, 2020, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 18: Indianapolis Colts Offensive Guard Quenton Nelson (56) looks on in game action during a NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals on October 18, 2020, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire)

Offensive Line (3): This line appeared to be on the downswing in 2022, but it rebounded in a big way last year, led by Bernhard Raimann, Quenton Nelson and Ryan Kelly. Now, 2022 looks like an aberration, and this is one of the league’s elite units.

Biggest Weaknesses

Secondary (30): Most everyone thought the Colts would do everything they could do bolster this secondary in the offseason, and “most everyone” was wrong. Indianapolis will be hoping some of last year’s young pieces can take big steps forward in 2024.

Linebacker (26): The Colts’ apparent allergy to signing outside free agents generally hasn’t bitten them hard, but this defense could have used way more than just stasis this offseason. E.J. Speed and Zaire Franklin are serviceable, but neither is an impact player at a position where the Colts could use one.

21. Los Angeles Chargers (149)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
5 30 32 11 3 32 18 4 14 149

Biggest Strengths

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 13: Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) tackles Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 13: Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) tackles Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)

Linebacker (3): The Chargers cleaned house this offseason except quarterback, where Justin Herbert isn’t going anywhere, and linebacker, where Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack remain an elite duo, even as Bosa turns 29 and Mack is now 33. Bosa has battled injury, with only 14 games the last two years, but as long as they’re healthy, this unit should be elite.

Special Teams (4): Gone are the days where the Chargers finish first in offense and first in defense but miss the playoffs in part because of a disastrous special teams. Cameron Dicker has fixed the kicking game, and JK Scott is still an excellent punter. Derius Davis as a returner was strong as a rookie and should keep the role in Year 2.

Biggest Weaknesses

Pass-Catcher (32): The Chargers said goodbye to Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Gerald Everett this offseason (and Austin Ekeler, though running backs didn’t factor into these pass-catcher rankings), and they replaced them with … not much. The team took Ladd McConkey in the second round of this year’s draft and signed Will Dissly, but ultimately, the Chargers seem prepared to run the ball as much as they possibly can.

Defensive Line (32): Poona Ford, he of the 151 snaps played in 2023 and a 59.3 PFF overall grade, might be the star of this unit. Enough said.

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (152)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
10 7 23 31 5 27 28 3 18 152

Biggest Strengths

Special Teams (3): Logan Cooke is a very good punter, and the Jaguars brought in Devin Duvernay from Baltimore to serve as the return man. The success or failure of this unit and this ranking, though, will be how sixth-round rookie Cam Little fares as the kicker.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 19: Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen (41) during the game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 19, 2021 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire)
JACKSONVILLE, FL – DECEMBER 19: Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen (41) during the game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 19, 2021 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire)

Linebacker (5): It’s gotta be frustrating to be one of the best players at his position in the league but still not even be the best player with his exact name in the NFL. (I don’t think that’s why Josh Allen became Joshua Hines-Allen, but it does seem funny.) And Foyesade Oluokun is a very strong No. 2.

Biggest Weaknesses

Offensive Line (31): This line’s biggest weakness is clearly against the run — no starter here had a PFF run-blocking grade above 62.0 last year. Have fun, Travis Etienne.

Secondary (28): The Jaguars brought in Ronald Darby and Darnell Savage this offseason to help spread the workload out, but there isn’t a star in this secondary right now.

23. Las Vegas Raiders (168)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
30 29 11 5 14 6 31 15 27 168

Biggest Strengths

Offensive Line (5): For a while, Kolton Miller was a man on an island, an excellent lineman surrounded by mediocre peers. But the rest of the line has taken steps forward the last couple years, and now this is a strong overall unit.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) looks on during the national football league game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 24, 2022 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 24: Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) looks on during the national football league game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 24, 2022 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire)

Defensive Line (6): Maxx Crosby is an elite anchor, but the team adding Christian Wilkins to the group this offseason could take it to another level.

Biggest Weaknesses

Secondary (31): Jack Jones has shown flashes in his two years, but he’s barely at 900 career snaps and already wore out his welcome with one team. Still, if he can stay healthy and in the Raiders’ good graces, he could buoy this group by himself.

Quarterback (30): Gardner Minshew is a fantastic backup who is miscast as a starter, and Aidan O’Connell is a poor man’s Gardner Minshew. The Raiders were the team left standing when the QB musical chairs music stopped this offseason.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (175)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
24 26 10 18 15 26 19 16 21 175

Biggest Strengths

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 13: Chris Godwin (14) of the Bucs congratulates Mike Evans (13) on the tough catch during the regular season game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 13, 2020 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)
TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 13: Chris Godwin (14) of the Bucs congratulates Mike Evans (13) on the tough catch during the regular season game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 13, 2020 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (10): Mike Evans still hasn’t ever dipped under 1,000 yards in his career, and Chris Godwin is one of the league’s best WR2s. It drops off after that, though Cade Otton, Jalen McMillan and Trey Palmer are an acceptable second tier.

Linebacker (15): The Buccaneers were ready to move on from Shaquil Barrett this offseason with Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Yaya Diaby available to slide into the starting lineup.

Biggest Weaknesses

Defensive Line (26): Vita Vea is a gravitational force, but there’s a huge gap between the floor and ceiling of the other parts of this line, given Logan Hall and Calijah Kancey are young and still have a lot to prove.

Backfield (26): Rachaad White had an elite fantasy season in 2023, but as a ball carrier he wasn’t very efficient — in the last decade, his 3.6 yards per carry is the worst for any running back with at least 250 PPR points. Some of that is on the line, but he needs to get better in that regard.

25. Tennessee Titans (184)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
27 15 16 21 27 19 21 7 31 184

Biggest Strengths

Special Teams (7): Nick Folk had maybe his best career year at age 39 last year, leading the league in field goal percentage (96.7%). Ryan Stonehouse also led the league in yards per punt (53.1), the second straight year he’s done that.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 08: Tennessee Titans Running Back Tyjae Spears (32) advances the ball as Indianapolis Colts Safety Julian Blackmon (32) and Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Zaire Franklin (44) defend during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on October 8, 2023, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 08: Tennessee Titans Running Back Tyjae Spears (32) advances the ball as Indianapolis Colts Safety Julian Blackmon (32) and Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Zaire Franklin (44) defend during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on October 8, 2023, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire)

Backfield (15): Derrick Henry is gone. In his place is free agent signee Tony Pollard and 2023 rookie Tyjae Spears. Those are good backs, but there’s no bowling ball like Henry in Tennessee anymore. Still, if the Titans get 2023 Spears and 2022 Pollard, that’s a duo with potential.

Biggest Weaknesses

Coach/Coordinator (31): Brian Callahan becomes the head coach and is a big wild card, though bringing in his father Bill — widely considered the best offensive line coach in the league — is a bump. Still, there’s a lot of mystery here.

Quarterback (27): Will Levis had moments as a rookie, but not that many of them. The Titans tried to give him all the help they could this offseason, drafting O-line help and signing Calvin Ridley, Tyler Boyd and Tony Pollard.

26. New England Patriots (196)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
20 12 31 19 20 24 9 31 30 196

Biggest Strengths

Secondary (9): Christian Gonzalez got off to a monster start last year, but he was held to only four games because of injury. If that was for real, this team will rise, given the strength of the other pieces around him.

ATLANTA, GA Ð NOVEMBER 18: New England running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) runs past Atlanta cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) during the NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on November 18th, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)
ATLANTA, GA Ð NOVEMBER 18: New England running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) runs past Atlanta cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) during the NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on November 18th, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

Backfield (12): Rhamondre Stevenson had a down 2023 after his breakout 2022, but a lot of that was injury related. Pairing him with Antonio Gibson is a low-ceiling unit, but it should be a very high floor.

Biggest Weaknesses

Pass-Catcher (31): The Patriots have a whole host of guys who would be good WR3s on a lot of teams. Kendrick Bourne, DeMario Douglas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyquan Thornton, Kayshon Boutte and rookies Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker — put any one of them on one of these teams where we’re saying “it’s a good top two but that’s it,” and we’d like it. But those are the peak in New England, and unless one of the young guys pops, the group is lacking.

Special Teams (31): The Patriots moved on from Nick Folk last year in favor of rookie Chad Ryland, and that proved to be a big mistake, with Ryland only 64% on field goal attempts. It wouldn’t be a big shock to see them move on from Ryland before the season starts if a new option becomes available.

27. Denver Broncos (204)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
32 25 29 20 21 21 11 26 19 204

Biggest Strengths

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 8: Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) runs onto the field during player introductions before a game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on January 8, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 8: Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) runs onto the field during player introductions before a game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on January 8, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)

Secondary (11): Patrick Surtain has an argument for being the best corner in the league. The other pieces in Denver aren’t at his level, but he alone forces the Broncos to be ranked fairly highly.

Coach/Coordinator (19): This is probably the last year Sean Payton gets the benefit of the doubt of his success in New Orleans. If the Broncos struggle again, he’ll drop a long way in esteem, and he might not even be the head coach anymore.

Biggest Weaknesses

Quarterback (32): “Should we start Bo Nix, Zach Wilson or Jarrett Stidham?” is not a question a team wants to have to ask itself in July.

Pass-Catcher (29): Jerry Jeudy never developed like many hoped, and now he’s gone to Cleveland. Courtland Sutton is the team’s No. 1, but he’s also never become what many people dreamed of. Maybe Marvin Mims Jr. develops, but the group overall has taken a step back.

28. Arizona Cardinals (208)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
13 21 22 24 28 30 29 13 28 208

Biggest Strengths

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 08: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks downfield during the NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals on December 8, 2019 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire)
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 08: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks downfield during the NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals on December 8, 2019 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire)

Quarterback (13): Kyler Murray came back strong from his torn ACL last year, and now with a receiving duo of rookie Marvin Harrison Jr. and TE Trey McBride, he could be poised for the best passing year of his career.

Special Teams (13): Matt Prater turns 40 in August, but if he’s taken a step back, it’s a small one. DeeJay Dallas and Greg Dortch as the return men are high-upside options.

Biggest Weaknesses

Defensive Line (30): This unit will see all new starters across the board in 2024, but unless 2024 first-rounder Darius Robinson is a stud right away, there’s nothing above-average here.

Secondary (29): The Cardinals aren’t bad at safety, given Jalen Thompson and (especially) Budda Baker. But the cornerback group is rough, and that might hold Arizona back overall.

29. Carolina Panthers (214)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
31 28 28 27 25 29 15 8 23 214

Biggest Strengths

Special Teams (8): Raheem Blackshear and (especially) Ihmir Smith-Marsette have been very strong returners, even as they have struggled at their offensive positions. Johnny Hekker is 34 now, but he remains a good punter.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 18: Carolina Panthers corner back Jaycee Horn (8) during an NFL football game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Carolina Panthers on December 18, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire)
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 18: Carolina Panthers corner back Jaycee Horn (8) during an NFL football game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Carolina Panthers on December 18, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire)

Secondary (15): Jaycee Horn is another corner who almost always plays well when he’s on the field, but he’s played only 22 games out of 51 possible in his three seasons. Until that gets righted, you can’t count on him to be a big-time difference-maker. The rest of this unit is good, but Horn needs to be the anchor.

Biggest Weaknesses

Quarterback (31): So was Bryce Young miscast as the No. 1 overall pick, or was he a victim of one of the worst supporting casts of all time in 2023? That’s a question the Panthers are going to need to answer in a hurry.

Defensive Line (29): A single defensive line stud can buoy the whole unit, but while Derrick Brown is doing his best, the rest of the Carolina line is dragging him down.

30. Washington Commanders (220)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
26 22 21 28 13 23 32 30 25 220

Biggest Strengths

Linebacker (13): Bobby Wagner is 34 now, but he’s still playing at a high level (2023 was his ninth career Pro Bowl season and 10th straight making at least second-team All Pro). Adding him and ex-Panther Frankie Luvu rebuilt this unit quickly.

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 17: Washington Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin (17) races up field during a NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets on November 17, 2019 at Fedex Field, in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire)
LANDOVER, MD – NOVEMBER 17: Washington Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin (17) races up field during a NFL game between Washington and the New York Jets on November 17, 2019 at Fedex Field, in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire)

Pass-Catcher (21): Terry McLaurin remains a star, but Jahan Dotson took a step back in Year 2. The team drafted Luke McCaffrey in the late second round and signed Zach Ertz this offseason, but overall, this unit will live or die on McLaurin’s success.

Biggest Weaknesses

Secondary (32): The Commanders could rise from this ranking if several things go very right at once, but that’s always a tough bet to make. There are too many unknown quantities in Washington right now.

Special Teams (30): Washington signed Brandon McManus this offseason to take over the kicking duties and then promptly had to release him after some pretty damning accusations. They will turn to Ramiz Ahmed (for now?), who struggled in the USFL and UFL. And they’re turning to Chris Rodriguez for kick returns — he has two kick returns since high school, and they were at Kentucky in 2019.

31. New Orleans Saints (222)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
28 18 25 32 23 22 13 29 32 222

Biggest Strengths

Secondary (13): Tyrann Mathieu remained an excellent defensive player in 2023 and should stay so in 2024 even at 32 years old. Marshon Lattimore is still only 28 despite seemingly playing in New Orleans since the days of Aaron Brooks. The full secondary might not be elite, but the Saints have pieces.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 06: Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (31) makes the tackle against New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 6, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 06: Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead (31) makes the tackle against New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 6, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)

Backfield (18): Alvin Kamara isn’t in his prime anymore, but he refuses to fade away. But the Saints’ backfield fortunes in 2024 will come down to whether Kendre Miller can rebound from an injury-ravaged rookie year. And of course, Taysom Hill will run the ball a handful of times and continue to confound fantasy managers.

Biggest Weaknesses

Offensive Line (32): The Saints’ line weaknesses aren’t all borne of the disastrous Trevor Penning trade in 2022 (and trading up for the right to do so!), but that’s certainly an easy tentpole. The team has spent a generation mortgaging the future and offsetting their expenditures by drafting well, only the “drafting well” part has dried up. Add in significant injury concerns to Ryan Ramczyk, and this could be the team’s worst line in a long time.

Coach/Coordinator (32): Dennis Allen is a good defensive coach, but as the head coach, he’s now 24-46 in four seasons and change, and the offense went in the tank last year — a lot will fall on OC Klint Kubiak to fix that in 2024.

32. New York Giants (227)

QB BF PC OL LB DL DB ST CC Total
25 32 26 29 7 25 27 32 24 227

Biggest Strengths

Linebacker (7): The Kayvon Thibodeaux/Brian Burns duo promises to be one of the league’s best. The Giants don’t have a lot of strengths in 2024, but this unit stands above everyone else.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll during the NFC Divisional playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants on January 21, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 21: New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll during the NFC Divisional playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants on January 21, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Coach/Coordinator (24): Brian Daboll was a hot commodity at head coach when he got the Giants job, and he won Coach of the Year in his first season in New York. That all fell apart last year, with the Giants falling from a playoff berth and a Wild Card win to 6-11 and only 15.6 points per game, 30th in the league.

Biggest Weaknesses

Backfield (32): Devin Singletary is a perfectly fine back. He’d be one of the best No. 2 backs in the game. But he’s the unquestioned No. 1 in New York for 2024, and that’s not the best starter we’ve ever seen.

Special Teams (32): The clock is ticking on the now-37-year-old Graham Gano, who hit a wall last year, converting only 64.7% of his field goal attempts after being 87% or higher each of the previous five years.

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