That certainly includes the Baltimore Ravens, who missed the playoffs this year with an 8-8 record after a Super Bowl victory the previous season.
And while the club will continue to develop some of its young talent and survey the external market for free agents, the upcoming NFL draft will be a prime opportunity to restock the roster.
The following slides outline potential options for Baltimore at some of their most needed positions. The rationale for each pick also takes into account decisions that should be made regarding the team's 21 free agents.
You can review a previous article outlining whether the Ravens should keep, let walk or franchise tag each free agent.
In addition to these parameters, we are also predicting that Baltimore will receive compensatory draft picks due to free-agent departures from last year.
That helps fill in a fourth- and fifth-round draft pick that general manager Ozzie Newsome traded for left tackle Eugene Monroe, a free agent the Ravens must target to bring back.
It also accounts for another late-round pick traded away for Bryant McKinnie.
With final confirmation of compensatory draft picks yet to be announced, we've simply slotted a player for each round, which starts at either No. 16 or 17 overall, depending on a coin flip with the Dallas Cowboys at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Ready? Let's get mocking.
All statistics courtesy of Sports-Reference.com, unless otherwise noted.