Ron Rivera lived up to his Riverboat Ron moniker in 2014. Mired in a major slump that had some calling for his head, Rivera made some radical changes to the defense. It worked, and it catapulted Carolina to an improbable NFC South title despite a losing record.
The Titans don't appear to be a team positioned for a quick rebuild. Expect many bumps in the road as the young offensive core learns the NFL ropes together. There are still a lot of questions on defense, too.
A lot of pieces are in place for the widely anticipated climb in the standings. The arrow is up in Minnesota, but the Vikings are likely a year away from getting back to the playoffs.
Joey Bosa, Ronnie Stanley, Connor Cook, Jalen Ramsey and A'Shawn Robinson headline the top-5 picks of our first mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.
As the season gets closer and closer, we've updated our positional tiers and top 150 to keep you prepared for your fantasy drafts.