The NFL draft has passed, free agency is largely in the books and teams are soon to return to the field for OTA's and eventually training camp.
What does it all mean?
It means, of course, that it's time for an all-too-early power rankings list—one that is subject to change and likely to change before even a preseason game is played.
I've sifted through rosters and schedules, pondered player development and tried to account for variables that one might not consider upon first blush.
The end result?
My first edition of the 2012 NFL power rankings.