So what's next?
A whole lot of speculation. And with that, it's an appropriate time to take a snapshot of how the league's 32 member clubs stack up against one another with a post-draft edition of the NFL Power Rankings.
We pulled off this exercise after the initial burst of free agency -- and caught some flak for elevating the Super Bowl runner-up (Seattle) over the Super Bowl champion (New England). While the list below won't necessarily predict how things will finish in 2015, it should provide at least some perspective on who now has the strongest chance at competing for a slot in Super Bowl 50. (Yeah, right.) Speaking of Super Bowl 50, here's my way-too-early, spring prediction for the big game:
Let the dissension commence!
NOTE: The lineup below reflect changes from our March 17 Power Rankings, posted after the opening week of free agency.
If you're wondering about the tiny drop here, it's easier to trust the Bills' and Jets' defenses in a tight game right now. Defense still wins football games, as Falcons fans are all too aware. Still, this position is subject to change.
Oh, did this team ever need Landon Collins, by the way.
***UPDATE:*** * Fowler tore his left ACL during rookie minicamp practice on Friday and will miss the entire 2015 season*. </content:power-ranking>