8. Chicago Bears (8-8) - The Bears experienced more injuries on defense last year than any team in the league, and I love what they've done this offseason. Adding Jared Allen, along with the underrated Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, the Bears have the pieces to improve greatly. Their offense, which was second only to the Broncos in scoring last year, is still improving.
17. San Diego Chargers (9-7) - Philip Rivers played phenomenal football last year, but that secondary was awful. If the rookie CB Jason Verrett can play well, then the Chargers can overtake the Chiefs in the division
18. St Louis Rams (7-9) - The Rams had quite a draft, taking the consensus top offensive tackle in Greg Robinson and the top defensive tackle in Aaron Donald. I loved both picks. This defensive unit is going to be nasty, and could wind up the best in football this season. Question is, will Sam Bradford stay healthy and finally deliver?
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) - If you're looking for a surprise team this year, look no further than the Bucs. Lovie Smith will get that defense playing very well with additions like DE Michael Johnson and CB Alterraun Verner. The offense boasts an improved O-line, a new QB in Josh McCown, and a new weapon in WR Mike Evans.
20. New York Jets (8-8) - Quarterback Geno Smith has been given some improved weapons with WR Eric Decker and rookie TE Jace Amaro. Any improvement or regression that Smith shows will be evident in the Jets' end record.
21. Detroit Lions (7-9) - The entire Lions team is undergoing significant changes to its offensive and defensive schemes, which will take some time for players to fully adjust. Improvements were made on offense (Golden Tate, Eric Ebron), but the defense lost some players (Willie Young, Louis Delmas). The secondary still needs help.
22. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) - Losing DeMarcus Ware hurts when the Cowboys really don't have a replacement ready at DE. Perhaps Henry Melton softens the loss, but otherwise I don't see many areas of improvement. Maybe Dallas will perpetually be 8-8.
23. Miami Dolphins (8-8) - An overhauled offensive line will greatly help QB Ryan Tannehill, who is now a veteran. This year, he needs to take a huge step forward to help the Dolphins reach the playoffs. Very doable.
24. Tennessee Titans (7-9) - Rookie RB Bishop Sankey will be asked to do a lot for this football team. How well he and Jake Locker shoulder the offensive load will determine the Titans potential this season.
25. Houston Texans (2-14) - J.J. Watt has a new partner - Jadeveon Clowney. The duo that Houston boasts has scary potential, but who is playing quarterback? Ryan Fitzpatrick may start the year, but eventually there will be some growing pains with QB Tom Savage.
26. New York Giants (7-9) - Losing Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph hurts, but adding Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie helps. The Giants offensive line still doesn't look pretty, but maybe rookie Odell Beckham is the solution to their woes.
27. Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Losing LB Kiko Alonso for the season is a huge blow to the Bills. This offense should be fun to watch with the development of QB E.J. Manuel and his explosive receiver Sammy Watkins.
28. Washington Redskins (3-13) - Improvement is to be expected of Robert Griffin III this season with the addition of WR Desean Jackson. New head coach Jay Gruden has some potential to work with.
29. Minnesota Vikings (5-10-1) - Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has the best running back in the game to open up passing lanes. He also has a solid team around him with some up-and-coming receivers. How quickly does he pick up the Norv Turner offense?
30. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - The headlines will be about Johnny Manziel, but this team could be solid. Brian Hoyer might start the season and has shown some promise. Losing Josh Gordon for the season due to suspension costs the Browns their best player.
31. Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Oh, the Raiders. This franchise seemingly always finds themselves drafting high every year with very little talent to show for it. The defense could be solid this year. Khalil Mack could become a star.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12) - This season is about rookie QB Blake Bortles. He will play this year, and his development will be key. It sure would help if Justin Blackmon would stay out of the back seat of police cars.