ESPN just released their comprehensive NFL Power Rankings. If you care, go here. I have never understood rankings in May or June or July. Pre-season rankings in late August are fine, but we haven’t even gotten through dreaded OTAs yet. Key players will suffer injuries between now and September. Some of these injuries will undoubtedly affect rankings.
Grading the draft days after is an exercise in futility as well, but you can justify it by identifying whether or not specific teams fill needs or not. But power rankings in May? It makes no sense.
If you do read the ESPN article, notice how the “experts” can’t agree on where to place some teams. If one guy has Team A ranked #3 and another guy has Team A ranked #22, what the hell is the point? Clearly there isn’t enough substantial evidence to slot all 32 teams, except maybe the Steelers, who should be #1.
I realize we are smack dab in the middle of the “crickets” portion of the offseason, and there isn’t much new information to dissect, but I can do without premature power rankings.