NFL Power Rankings: Entering the 2021 Season

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 1: @ Houston Texans 

Coming off a 1-15 season, the Jaguars received their consolation prize in the form of the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. With top QB Trevor Lawrence in tow and new head coach Urban Meyer patrolling the sideline, there’s reason to be optimistic in Jacksonville. Lawrence is walking into an offense which isn’t devout of offensive playmakers.

To go along with college teammate and fellow first-round pick Travis Etienne, the Jaguars went out an added two proven threats on the outside in Marvin Jones Jr. and Phillip Dorsett. Add Jacksonville’s new trio to the core of last year’s team – James Robinson, D.J. Chark, and Laviska Shenault Jr. – and the Jags have put together a nice group for the No. 1 pick in Year 1.

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31. New York Jets

Week 1: @ Carolina Panthers 

Not wanting to recreate the same issues which plagued the rosters surrounding Sam Darnold, the Jets made it a point to acquire more offensive weapons this offseason. Joining rooking Zach Wilson on the 2021 New York Jets will be veterans Corey Davis and Tevin Coleman. Davis is coming off his best year as a pro – 984 yards on 65 receptions – while Coleman is a speedster who scored 36 touchdowns over his first five NFL seasons.

The Jets also added to the offense with the remainder of their draft. New York traded up for USC’s Alijah Vera-Tucker who can play either tackle or guard, and grabbed two home run hitters in the form of WR Elijah Moore and RB Michael Carter.

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