Super Bowl Contenders: Houston Texans
Playoff Contenders: Tennessee Titans
Leftovers: Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars
The Houston Texans are the clear and undeniable front-runners of the AFC South division.
This is a team with all the pieces to make a run at the Super Bowl.
Houston has both a Top Five defense and a Top Ten offense.
Anyone who thinks losing Mario Williams or DeMeco Ryans will hurt this team needs to take a long look at the depth of their defensive roster.
Clearly the deepest unit in the AFC South.
However, the rest of the division is not the barren wasteland it is often depicted as.
The Tennessee Titans have a solid offense no matter who starts at quarterback, and if Chris Johnson can return to"CJ2K" form, a playoff berth is not out of the question.
Such hopeful optimism is not yet ready to be exuded in Jacksonville or Indianapolis.
The Colts obviously have their future set up nicely with Andrew Luck, but this is not a team ready to make any kind of noise just yet. There are simply too many holes and too much youth on this team.
And while the Jaguars may possess one of the most underrated defenses in the league, they were hung out to dry by their offense last season.
The Jags ranked in the Top Ten in both passing and rushing yards allowed last year but finished dead last in passing yards of their own.
Perhaps some pressure from Chad Henne will bring out the best in Blaine Gabbert, but as it stands, the Jags are not there yet.