As you read this (hopefully), know that the rookies for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers have reported for work in 2014.
As players prepare for drills, two-a-days and perhaps a harmless prank or two, we have taken the time to sum up every team’s prospects for the season entering the summer ritual.
Which of these teams are headed in the right direction, which have some issues, and which are basically status quo? We will obviously take into account the moves made by each team via free agency and trades, as well as May’s draft.
Here, we will use “Stock Up” and “Stock Down” as a gauge. We have also mixed in a few “Even” ratings for clubs that figure to be about where they were at the conclusion of the 2013 season, be it good or bad.
So sit back and enjoy our thoughts. And while you are busy somewhere applying the sunscreen, know that there’s some blocking (and tackling) of a different sort going on.