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New NFL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus which players benefited most from the draft

May 16, 2022 NFL NationESPN While the long-term story of the 2022 NFL draft will be how the draftees pan out years from now, this version of the NFL Power Rankings is taking more of an immediate approach. Instead of breaking down the rookies (there will be plenty of time for that), we picked veterans…

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Unveiling our projections for next NFL season: Eight things you need to know

The Bills might have ended last season with a coin flip and heartbreak, but according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, they enter the 2022 NFL season as the best team in football and the Super Bowl favorites. Buffalo leads ESPN’s FPI preseason ratings — which were released on Tuesday — and is about a half-point…

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Barnwell: How a left tackle trade in 2017 led to the stunning Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams deals

We can all see how moments on the field can impact the NFL for years to come. In 2018, the Rams went to a Super Bowl and failed to score a touchdown against the Patriots, which started an overhaul of their running game and eventually led to the decision to trade quarterback Jared Goff for…

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NFL Power Rankings: Early 1-32 poll, plus predicting the next offseason move for each team

With the initial wave of free agency having crested, it’s time for another edition of the NFL Power Rankings. It’s also time to look forward to the next chapter of the offseason. Sure, this offseason has had a lot to talk about so far, from quarterback trades (Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson and Matt Ryan were…

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NFL experts debate free agency: Our favorite signings, plus the most improved team

The 2022 NFL free agency deals are just now starting to slow down, but a handful of the top names are still on the market. Numerous playmakers and impact talents have agreed to terms for 2022 and beyond, and we’ve seen some wild movement on the trade market, especially under center. Which moves stand out…

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Why Las Vegas will soon regret the Davante Adams trade: Barnwell pokes holes in seven Raiders assumptions

Well, if you thought the beginning of the 2022 league year was going to quiet things down in the NFL, think again. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield requesting a trade and the Eagles cutting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox would qualify for a big enough day on the NFL calendar, but Thursday night delivered yet another monumental…

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Simulating NFL free agency: Predicting offers and landing spots for Terron Armstead, J.C. Jackson, more

7:00 AM ET NFL Nation Dan Graziano Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Eight NFL players received the franchise tag this week, and another two of the top presumed-free agents signed extensions. But make no mistake: The 2022 NFL free-agent class is still loaded…