11. Miami Dolphins:
I know some Dolphins fans are excited to see the team so high, and some fans think I’m way over my head so let’s break it down. If Tua Tagovailoa can be a decent game manager (Jimmy G), then this team’s running schemes and weapons can carry a lot of the weight.
Any game manager in the NFL would do serious damage with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at WR, now if Tua takes the leap just think about the things this offense could do. I’m not asking for anything crazy either, Tua improving into a top 10 QB would make this team a serious contender.
The top 5 defense from the last 2 years is still there, and so is their defensive coordinator. After that, this team just depends on Mike McDaniel to execute.
Many people are still sketched out about McDaniel, at the very least he will be good on his side of the ball, offense. He’s already gotten the Dolphins to buy in, and he’s already had success calling plays in San Francisco.
Even if Tua and McDaniel both suck, this team shouldn’t fall below the top 18, that’s how much talent this roster has. It’s loaded. Achilles heel (for now) will be that right side of the line.
10. Arizona Cardinals:
This team for 2 years in a row has come close to ending the season strong but both years it ended in disappointment. The Deandre Hopkins injury set them back, and after Kyler Murray got hurt he wasn’t the same.
On paper, this roster is still loaded and they are deeper with weapons this year, the time is now for Kyler and the Cardinals to make a run because the NFC won’t stay this weak for long.
9. Cleveland Browns:
Nobody knows what’s going to happen with Deshaun Watson, but we all know the situation is dark. If he plays this team is ready to contend, excellent o-line, great weapons, an excellent run game, and a very strong defense, the only piece missing was the QB.
We’ll see how that unfolds, if he gets suspended this year then this ranking will change drastically. Since dolphins fans know the quality Jacoby Brissett brings to the field.