Free agency has changed the dynamics for several NFL teams. Keeping track of all the additions and subtractions to rosters around the league and how they impact the power structure can be tough. Nate Davis of USA TODAY tried to sort out the balance in his latest NFL power poll, updated after the first couple of weeks of free agency.
The Cleveland Browns held steady at No. 7 overall. That’s where they were before adding safety John Johnson, cornerback Troy Hill, bringing back wideout Rashard Higgins and various other moves. The prominent new defensive additions weren’t quite enough to nudge the Browns above the Baltimore Ravens at No. 6.
There wasn’t much movement above the Browns. One interesting note: the Rams moved up despite losing Johnson and Hill (and others) off the defense by swapping in QB Matthew Stafford. Never forget it’s a quarterback-driven league.
Mock draft watch: PFF builds the defensive front in latest 2-rounder
What if Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs had picked football over basketball?
Browns CB Troy Hill likes No. 23 but says the team unclear on Andrew Sendejo’s future
Browns targeted versatility in signing John Johnson, Troy Hill in the secondary
LeCharles Bentley named NFL Senior Advisor of Player Performance