NFL Power Rankings: Post NFL Draft Edition


Published: May 4, 2009


... is reshuffled, but a familiar card landed on top.


1. New England Patriots

What happens when an 11 win team adds a healthy Tom Brady, Leigh Bodden, Shawn Springs, one of the best cornerbacks in the draft (Darius Butler), and one of the best safeties in the draft (Patrick Chung)? 

You get a team fighting to add a fourth Super Bowl ring to Tom Brady’s hand, that’s what.

It’s amazing how the Patriots have re-tooled. They’re a pass rushing linebacker away from being really, really scary right now.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers really needed to address the offensive line this offseason, and frankly, failed to do so.

Kraig Urbik will compete for a starting spot, but he’s nothing special athletically. The Steelers were a very good team last year that had a very fortunate playoff run (and the worst Super Bowl opponent of the Super Bowl era).

If they want to repeat, they can’t ha...

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