Now that the draft and the majority of free agency have concluded, we can start to form some impressions of what each NFL team did to improve or weaken its roster.
Here is how I would rank the 32 NFL teams heading into training camp, which is about two months away. The rankings are a combination of how the teams finished the 2009 regular season and what they did to improve their rosters in free agency, trades and the NFL Draft.
1) New Orleans Saints (13-3) - I am of the belief that the defending Super Bowl champion starts the season atop the rankings unless there is a major retirement or loss in free agency. The Saints have their 22 starters back to defend their Super Bowl crown, and the World Champions kick off my power rankings in the top spot.
2) Indianapolis Colts (14-2) - They were a few plays from winning the Super Bowl last year and have won at least 12 games every year since 2003. There is no reason to believe they will not be among the best teams in the NFL in 2010. QB Peyton Manning always makes the Colts one of the elite teams in the NFL...
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