Barring major injury to their divisional rivals, playoff football might just be a bridge too far for the Tennessee Titans.
One critical aspect will run throughout the whole season - stay healthy. If luck is on their side, it should be playoffs for the Houston Texans.
A career that has no shortage of critical moments and pivotal decisions, not much is as important to an NFL player as entering his contract year. For most, it's a key time to prove to any interested franchise, including their own, they are worth paying big bucks for. For others, it's last chance saloon to prove to their current employers they are just good enough to be retained.
Looking back at the 2018 edition of the NFL Draft, the talk is always around Re-Drafts and polarising subjects like "why the heck did the Giants not take a Quarterback with 2nd pick?". But if we were to build a team who made up entirely of players entering their Sophomore year in the NFL, should teams like the Giants feel vindicated or guilty of reaching?
With the 2019 NFL Draft long done and the initial wave of free agency signings completed, it's slim pickings for franchises seeking upgrades to their rosters. Despite the adversity, there is certainly some value to be found. Whether it's a seasoned veteran to bulk up the defensive line, or a complimentary piece for the backfield.
With the winners already identified, it's time to focus on the losers of last month's NFL Draft. Looking back we can identify who handled the fanfare appallingly when dealing away players, who got usurped by better franchises and which team downright reached like crazy.
Now we’ve had a week to chew on the 2019 NFL Draft, the big winners and the whimpering losers have emerged from the events that went down in Nashville. From all the pomp and ceremony of Day 1 where teams went looking for their next star, to Day 3 where the hunt took place for a late round steal; no stone was left un-turned by any franchise hoping to build a winning team.
Indianapolis Colts overachieved in the 2018/19 NFL season, giving them a great platform to build on through the draft.
Houston Texans have a deep roster with plenty of talent. There are weaknesses that must be addressed in the upcoming draft, however.
The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off in Nashville, Tennessee in under a month. So with the NFL Combine done and dusted and the college's pro days coming to a close, let's take a look at how April's Draft may play out.