With the 2018 NFL Draft in the books, the Spark Sports deeply analyized to rank all 32 teams heading into the 2018-19 season. Let us know what you think #SPARKFAM:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles – The Super Bowl champs and a unit that has committed subtle changes to their roster since, enter as league favorites for the upcoming season. A healthy roster could made them much more dangerous, and the addition of TE Dallas Goedert should give Wentz just another weapon to throw to.

    via deadline
  2. New England Patriots – As long as Brady and Belichick are in New England, the Patriots will always remain at the top. A potential franchise-changing guard in Isaiah Wynn, plus the dynamics of Sony Michel and Braxton Berrios will bode well in this offensive juggernaut system.
  3. LA Rams – Is there anyone you could name that had a better free agent class in the league? Aside from a draft class that provides depth across the board, the additions of Talib, Suh and Peters should continue their strong 2017 campaign.
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers – One of the most consistent contenders, Pittsburgh enters in at number four. Although losing Shazier will pay its dividends, they still have an immense amount of talent on offense and incoming rookies that can help on the backend of that defense.
  5. New Orleans Saints – Looking to extend Brees into his last window, New Orleans’ dominant running game maximizes this offense, and a healthy defense should do more than enough to make them a team to watch out for. A head scratching move to trade so much for rookie DE Marcus Davenport may just pay off too, since he could be the guy they have been looking for opposite of Cameron Jordan.
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars – If it wasn’t for the lack of QB production that resides with Blake Bortles, they could have been higher on this list. An already threatening defense, Jacksonville continues to build their identity, adding DT Taven Bryan and S Ronnie Harrison, and speed to the receiving corps with WR DJ Chark.
  7. Minnesota Vikings – As many do not know what exactly to expect out of this offense with newly-signed QB Kirk Cousins and the departure of former OC Pat Shurmur, Dalvin Cook is expected to return fully healthy to start the season to boost their running game. Then, to top off one of the more stout defenses in the league, the Vikings received the likes of CB Mike Hughes and DE Jalyn Holmes through the draft.
  8. San Francisco 49ers – After Jimmy Garropolo took the reigns as the starting quarterback to lead an epic closeout of the 2017 campaign, San Francisco comes back looking to build on that run. With news breaking that LB Reuben Foster is in fact innocent, the pairing of rookie LB Fred Warner should give teams’ fits, plus the picks of T Mike McGlinchey and WR Dante Pettis will serve well for Garropolo and this young offense.
  9. Atlanta Falcons – There is possibly no way OC Steve Sarkisian could mess this offense up. Possibly the best running back duo in the league, the receiving core added another Bama stud in Calvin Ridley with their first round pick. Then a defense that seems to get better as time passes should be excited with their newcomers CB Isaiah Oliver and DT Deadrin Senat.
  10. Oakland Raiders – The teams that has had more change than most, Gruden returns in being a head coach with the Oakland Raiders. Though many say they had one of the more disappointing draft classes, a healthy Raiders team could bounce the Silver and Black back to what we saw in 2016.
  11. LA Chargers – May LA have the next Legion of Boom? Drafting S Derwin James was just the start to one of the better classes in this year’s draft, that found help in every level on both sides of the ball.
  12. Houston Texans – After adding S Tyrann Mathieu and CB Aaron Colvin, this defense has become scary across the board. Their season should just come down to how healthy will QB Deshaun Watson be, and will he continue to take the league by storm?
  13. Green Bay Packers – The most important position of need should no longer be a worry for Green Bay fans. Returning CB Tramon Williams to the squad and the great back-to-back picks in CBs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, completed an already strong free agency group that contains TE Jimmy Graham and DE Muhammed Wilkerson. Oh, and Aaron Rodgers will be back.
  14. Carolina Panthers – Did Carolina finally find the receiving help for Cam Newton in potential stud DJ Moore? A healthy Luke Kuechley and Greg Olsen should also have Carolina firing on all cylinders to start the season, but the question should be for how long?
  15. Dallas Cowboys – Coming off an underwhelming season, the Dallas core that everyone has known for the past ten years is officially gone after the departures of WR Dez Bryant and TE Jason Witten. Now looking forward, a strong draft class to add to such a young team, has to go out and prove it before certainties get thrown out.
  16. Tennessee Titans – What some thought could’ve been a fluke last year, the Titans aim to build upon. Adding former Patriots CB Malcolm Butler and RB Dion Butler plus G Josh Kline, should do them justice in the long run as well as rookie LB Rashaan Evans and DE Harold Landry.
  17.  Detroit Lions – The Lions, playing in another top division, the NFC North, find themselves in the middle of the pack too. With improvements in the run game, look for the Lions this year to not throw the ball 45 times a game and instead have a balanced attack.
  18. Baltimore Ravens – The Lamar Jackson pick is a great one. But he won’t be able to help them just yet. So for now, the Ravens close out the “middle of the pack” teams.
  19. New York Giants – Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. are going to be dynamic. With a new coach and a healthy defense, the Giants will be back, but not all the way back. There are still have a lot of pieces to patch up.

    via/ washingtonpost
  20. Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks didn’t have the best draft. The addition of Shaq Griffin is an amazing story, and can provide the team with inspiration, but that rarely wins games. Look for the Rams and 49ers to dominate the NFC West.
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs offense is shaky. Once Mahomes proves himself as a quality starter, the Chiefs will climb up the rankings.
  22.  Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen is raw, but he has a safety blanket which is always good for a young QB in Lesean McCoy. The Bills will finish behind the Patriots again, but that doesn’t say much, considering they play in the weakest division in football.
  23. Indianapolis Colts – I like what the Colts did in the draft, getting help for Andrew Luck. Unfortunately they’re the worst team in a great division; otherwise they’d be higher up.
  24.  Denver Broncos – Broncos defense? Good. Broncos offense? Bad.
  25. Washington Redskins – Yes Alex Smith is the QB, and he can win games by himself, he’s proved that. But they have nobody to help him….
  26. Chicago Bears – Yes, the Bears are this low. Trubisky is the real deal, and it’s just a matter of time before things start clicking in Chi-Town. Wouldn’t be surprised if they jumped up to the middle of the pack by the end of the season.
  27. New York Jets – The Jets got there guy in Sam Darnold. If they plan on starting him (which will probably happen), the Jets won’t win games.
  28. Arizona Cardinals – Same deal here, if they plan on starting their rookie QB, they won’t win games. Doesn’t help that their division has some of the best defenses in it.
  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers… I wish I could put them higher but I just can’t. I love Jameis, but thats about it. Look for another rebuilding year for Tampa.
  30. Miami Dolphins – Dolphins need help, everywhere. Their receiving core is bad. QB is okay at best. And their defense gets lit up. So yeah.
  31. Cleveland Browns – Browns took Baker and Ward. I disliked both those picks. However, with all there young talent, look for them to snag a couple games this year.

    via/ sports illustrated
  32.  Cincinnati Bengals – Remember when Andy Dalton was the “real deal?”