24. Oakland Raiders
An offense featuring Jordy Nelson, Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin would have sounded great three years ago. Now? I’m not so sure. I like the hire of Jon Gruden, but some of the Raiders’ offseason moves have been confusing to say the least. We’ll see how it all comes together when the season gets underway seven weeks from now.
23. Baltimore Ravens
Can the Ravens reach the playoffs for the first time in four years? I’m not convinced. Defensively Baltimore is strong, but there are some real concerns on offense. Will we see rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson at some stage this year? This sure feels like an 8-8 season in Baltimore.
22. Buffalo Bills
In the short term, I’m not a fan of the Bills’ decision to trade away Tyrod Taylor. But they made the right call to move up for Josh Allen in the draft. It’s clear the Bills and Jets have one eye on the future. Tom Brady can’t go on forever and continue to dominate the AFC East. Well, maybe he can. Who will go on to become the better quarterback in the NFL: Allen or Darnold?
21. Indianapolis Colts
On the note of quarterbacks, the Colts look to have their superstar passer back at 100 percent. According to Mike Wells of ESPN, Andrew Luck will have “no limitations” at training camp. If Luck can get back to his best, Indianapolis will contend in the AFC South. The Colts’ roster might not be good enough to win a Super Bowl, but Luck’s return is great news.