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Ranking the NFL's 10 Most Improved Teams Before the Draft
Matt Marton

Free agency is always one of the most exciting parts of the NFL offseason. Teams can be made or broken depending on the moves owners, general managers and coaches make. There is the old saying that you can't buy a championship, but that certainly doesn't stop teams from trying. 

Each year we see teams vastly improve through free agency, whether it is from just one big move or from multiple savvy moves. This year looks to be no different as numerous teams made improvements one way or another.

Of course, not all improvements are made equal so let's break down who did the best job.

The criteria for breaking down and ranking this list is as follows:

1. This list does not include free agents who re-signed with their respective teams. Only new acquisitions were counted, seeing as how bringing the same players back is only breaking even, not improving.

2. These new acquisitions were also judged against any players lost in free agency. Essentially, did the team lose a player more valuable than who was brought in?

3. Each team was graded on its job of filling holes in the team, which is really what free agency is all about. If a team had a glaring hole in one aspect and ignored it, it will count against them.

So with this criteria in mind, lets delve into the start of this list.

 

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