NFL power rankings Week 1: Tennessee Titans land just outside top 10
By Will Lomas
23. San Francisco 49ers
Man, how times have changed. Right now I feel like I am actually being generous by giving the 49ers a spot this high on the list.
Is Jimmy Garoppolo good? I have no idea, but I am operating under the assumption he is going to be above average. Even then the 49ers have questions at running back and wide receiver while defensively they have standouts on the DL but massive holes at DB.
On paper that is fine, until you are going against the likes of Seattle and L.A. that are going to put a lot of stress on your DBs.
22. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville has one of the best cover corners in the NFL in Jalen Ramsey who plays behind a great EDGE in Yannick Ngakoue and their next best player Calais Campbell. Those three are the only things separating this from being a 4-win roster.
Outside of that the defense is average to above average, but will survive off of the scraps left behind by those other three.
Offensively the Jaguars may have a right tackle worth something in Jawaan Taylor, but the rest of that offensive line has to prove that they are worth the investment the Jags made in them. Cam Robinson has had a lot of down moments and all that money given to Andrew Norwell didn’t change much even when he was in.
Their skill positions are some of the worst in the NFL across the board, and that is when they are healthy.