24. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Browns AFC North got better for the most part as the Baltimore Ravens added J.K. Dobbins and Patrick Queen whereas the Bengals got Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, and Von Bell. As for the Steelers, it’s really hard to see how they improved. They’re banking on Ben Roethlisberger being 100 percent but time will tell if that pays off.
23. Las Vegas Raiders
It feels weird calling them the Las Vegas Raiders, but here we are. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have fielded an interesting team and now they add Marcus Mariota to the mix, which won’t quiet the ‘Gruden hates Derek Carr whispers’. They also drafted like five wide receivers which was weird.
22. Carolina Panthers
Carolina is all-in on Christian McCaffrey. Don’t get me wrong, the guy is extremely talented but he touched the ball over 400 times last season. That’s a lot of wear and tear.
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21. Los Angeles Rams
The needle is pointing in the wrong direction for the Rams. The Sean McVay hype-train even seems to have come to a stop. And to make matters worse, they have traded just about every first-round pick they have until roughly 2032.
20. Chicago Bears
Nick Foles is headed to Chicago and it probably won’t be long before he takes over for Mitch Trubisky. Unfortunately, Foles has also had trouble staying on the field, which led to his quick ouster in Jacksonville. At least the Bears have some good defensive players.
19. Indianapolis Colts
Philip Rivers seems like he’s right at home with the Colts. He could very well have a nice second act there. Or it could be a complete disaster. Who knows.
18. Atlanta Falcons
Don’t worry. It is never ever Matt Ryan‘s fault. Sure, he looks an awful lot like pre-Kyle Shanahan Matt Ryan ever since Shanahan left — which isn’t a good thing. But again, it’s always everybody else.
17. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are really headed in the wrong direction. Bill O’Brien has become a mad man with his trades and getting rid of DeAndre Hopkins is going to backfire. Deshaun Watson keeps them competitive, but for how long?