With the draft a couple weeks away let’s look at a few teams that are coasting into the draft, and teams should be freaking out.
Los Angeles Rams
By now everyone knows the big moves the Rams have made this offseason, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Rams have added star corner backs Aquib Talib and Marcus Peters to their secondary, and they have added all-pro defensive lineman Ndamukong Sue to pair up with the best DT in football Aaron Donald. The Rams are stacked on both offense and defense, and with head coach Sean McVey leading them, this team has a serious shot at the Super Bowl.
The Rams have made such huge moves that people have been talking less about the super team in Philly. No need to worry Eagles fans I haven’t forgotten how dominate a roster they had last year, which led them to winning the Super Bowl with backup QB Nick Foles. The Eagles are solid at every position, and they have elite QB Carson Wentz coming back next season, their in great shape.
Not stressed but a little uneasy
New England Patriots
The Patriots have lost a couple big names this offseason, in Nate Solder, Dion Lewis, and Danny Amendola, but they have also signed plenty of low cost free agents that are sure to make a big impact next year as always. Head coach Bill Belichick knows how to put players in positions to succeed so it wouldn’t surprise me if knew wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, and new running back Jeremy Hill go bananas next season. The only cause for worry in New England is that offensive line is solidly below average and Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger.
The Steelers still possess one of the most talented offenses in the league, and defense made genuine strides last season. However, as talented as this team is they can’t seam to make it to the big game. Big Ben could retire any year now, Le’Veon Bell wants to get paid his value, and Antonio Brown is the only one definitively in Pittsburgh’s future plans. It will be a shame if the killer b’s never make it to the Super Bowl, and their time is running out.
The “Legion of Boom” is all but finished in Seattle, after Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett both departed this offseason. There are question marks literally everywhere on this team except at QB. Russell Wilson is brilliant but I don’t think there is anyway he can carry this team to the playoffs next season. The Seahawks era of dominance is over and the future is full of uncertainty.
Loosing your franchise QB and a number of key defensive pieces is enough to worry any franchise. The Redskins are currently in a peculiar state where they have enough talent to be competitive, but probably not enough to win a Super Bowl. Everyone on the Redskins organization should be worried about next year, because if this team falls flat everyone’s jobs will be in trouble.
New York Jets
The Jets gave up a small fortune to move to the third pick in this year draft. New York is betting it all on finding a franchise QB, which has eluded them for years, but their guy might already be gone before he reaches them. The two teams in front of the Jets are both in need of a QB, and there is always a chance they trade down to a team who desperately needs one. The next five years of the Jets franchise will most likely depend on draft night.
Where is this franchise going? If anyone can answer that please tell me, because it looks to me that the Bengals don’t plan on fixing any of their problems anytime soon. Head coach Marvin Lewis is back for another year, QB Andy Dalton still optimizes averageness, and the Bengals offensive line is still a mess. To me the Bengals are the team farthest away from winning a Super Bowl, and that should be enough to stress out any fanbase.