Bleacher Beat, the blog that covers college basketball, recently released their first weekly NFL draft rankings.
The list features the top ranked teams from the 2016-17 season, which was the first time that ESPN did so in nearly two decades.
Here’s how ESPN’s picks compare to the rest of the NFL, which ESPN also published earlier this week:Here are the top four teams in the 2016 regular season, according to ESPN:Houston Texans: 24-7, first in the AFC West, No. 1 seed in the playoffs, No, 1 in the AP pollThe Texans have gone 10-0 since their last loss, which took place on January 22.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (18) is congratulated by teammate Brock Osweiler (21) as the Texans take on the New England Patriots in the 2017 AFC Divisional Round at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, Friday, February 16, 2021.
(AP Photo/LM Otero)Dallas Cowboys: 28-7-1, second in the NFC East, No (first) seed in playoffs, second overall in the Pro Football Focus rankingsThe Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in football, and they’re set to play at home against the defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Playoffs.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (11) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game in Dallas, Texas Friday, December 21, 2017.
(Marlon Brando/The Dallas Morning News via AP)Pittsburgh Steelers: 27-8-1 and No. 3 seed in NFC North, No 1 seed overall in Super Bowl LIThe Steelers are set to face the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League Playoffs, which kicks off Sunday.
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10) is hit by Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11), as Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen (34) tackles Roethlichberger during the first quarter in the third quarter of an NFC Divisional playoff football game between the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta-Fulton County Falcons at Gwinnett Stadium in Gwinnet, Georgia, Sunday, December 19, 2017.(AP Photo: John Bazemore)Los Angeles Chargers: 23-8, second seed in AFC West and No (third) seed overall, No .5 seed in Super, No 2 seed in AP pollThis is the third consecutive season that the Chargers have finished in the top three in both the AP Poll and the ProFootballFocus.
The Chargers were also No. 4 in the Associated Press poll in 2017, before falling to the New York Giants in the wild card round.
Los Angeles Rams: 23, No 5 seed overall and No 1 in AFC East, fourth in Pro FootballFocusThe Rams are currently 10-3, which is their highest winning percentage in their history.
They are also one of only three teams in NFL history to win five straight games, and only the New Orleans Saints (seven straight) have done it since 1969.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (5) is sacked by Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (2) in the fourth quarter of the third round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, Sunday October 3, 2018.(AP photo: Kevin C. Cox)Jacksonville Jaguars: 19-3 and No 3 seed overall (third), No. 5 seed in Pro Bowl, No 4 seed in Associated Press and No 2 in AP PollJacksonville will play host to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, November 2, in the 2018 Pro Bowl in Inglewood, California.
Jacksonville’s defensive coordinator Will Muschamp (left) looks over a play during the fourth day of the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine at the Metrodome in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, February 10, 2017 in Arlington.
(Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Indianapolis Colts: 18-3-1 (second), No (fourth), No 1 overall in AFC South, No 3 in AP and AP PollIndianapolis has played in seven consecutive AFC Championship games, the last two coming in the postseason.
Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator D’Qwell Jackson (left), offensive coordinator Joe DeCamillis (right), defensive backs coach Joe Vitt (center), linebacker coach Sean McDermott (left back) and safety Eric Luck (right) look over a block by Indianapolis defensive end Myles Garrett (49) as Indianapolis Colts linebacker Vontae Davis (51) celebrates his sack of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (7) during the second half of a AFC Divisionals playoff football football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday December 2, 2017(AP Photo)New York Giants: 17-5, No 6 seed overallAFC West championNew York is currently 13-2 and is ranked No. 2 in the league.
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