32. Miami Dolphins
Will the Dolphins’ decision not to trade up for a quarterback in the first round of April’s draft hurt them? Instead, they move forward with Ryan Tannehill. He needs to have a good season to give Miami any chance of making the playoffs.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have been considered an up-and-coming team for some time now, but they finished a disappointing 5-11 last year. Jameis Winston is suspended for the first three games of the season, and the Bucs are in one of the league’s toughest divisions. I can’t see anything but another losing season in Tampa Bay.
30. Cleveland Browns
It’s been a miserable couple of years for Browns fans. Their team has just won victory since the start of the 2016 season. So why aren’t they last in these power rankings? That would be because of the strong offseason they look to have had. The Browns have got stronger on both sides of the ball, and have their quarterback for the short term with Tyrod Taylor, and long term with Baker Mayfield. The future looks a little brighter in Cleveland.
29. Cincinnati Bengals
I liked the Bengals’ thinking last year. You can’t get eliminated in the wild-card round if you don’t even make the playoffs. Smart. Joking aside, I don’t see Cincinnati returning to the postseason this year.