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||Rookie QB Robert Griffin III gets all the hype, but if the Redskins are going to surprise, a surprisingly strong defensive front seven could be the reason.|
||I'm picking the Redskins to finish last in the NFC East, but that's not to say they won't be a tough out. RG3 was very deserving of the second overall pick, but it is the timing within the tenure of the coaching regime that makes this pick even more important. I'm not sure that Mike Shanahan has the time, that say Chuck Pagano has in Indy, to develop a rookie QB, so RG3 better hit the ground running.|
|19||NA||RGIII is better than I thought. At least right away. The games will count next week and he will raise his game along with a productive running game led by ... someone. Although Mike Shanahan won't tell us who because he hates fantasy football players.|
||NA||Robert Griffin III will bring a lot of excitement to a team that needed it. I just don't think there's enough around him, especially in a tough division.|
Tied w/ Colts and Jaguars
We just couldn’t separate these three teams, all of whom will (or should) be looking at 2012 as a year to see how their franchise quarterback develops. Andrew Luck already looks the furthest along, but he has the misfortune of one of the weakest rosters in the league surrounding him.
The Redskins are expecting big things out of their young quarterback Robert Griffin, but the overall talent around him is suspect. Defensively they are strong up front, but have some big holes in the back end.
||The Redskins have a tough start against perennial NFC power New Orleans. Can the Skins prevail in the Big Easy?
Hogs Haven Power Rankings after the jump...
1. New England Patriots: The Pats are stacked once again have, arguably, the NFL's easiest schedule heading into the season.
2. Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens were just a kick away from the Super Bowl last year and return 18 starters. Is this the year that Baltimore gets over hump?
3. Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers is ready to air it out once again, and now has Cedric Benson as a running option. The Pack's defense should be improved in 2012 also.
4. Houston Texans: The Texans will benefit in playing in an awful division this year. Look for Houston to host another playoff game in 2012.
5. New York Giants: Will the Giants hobble through the regular season again? They have a tough test right off the bat with the division rival Cowboys coming to town Wednesday night.
6. Chicago Bears: Chicago had a lost season last year with Jay Cutler going down, but now Cutler is back and has a new toy in Brandon Marshall.
7. San Francisco 49ers: The NFC West remains week and the Niners should find themselves back in the postseason in 2012.
8. New Orleans Saints: No one knows how the Saints will respond to "Bounty-gate), but I think they are still among the NFC's best teams.
9. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford and Megatron will be back and looking to take Detroit to the postseason for the second year in a row.
10. Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles still have a ton of talent, but can they put it all together this year and get back to the postseason?
11. Atlanta Falcons
12. Cincinnati Bengals
13. Dallas Cowboys
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
15. San Diego Chargers
16. Denver Broncos
17. Buffalo Bills
18. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Carolina Panthers
20. Oakland Raiders
21. Washington Redskins
22. Seattle Seahawks
23. Tennessee Titans
24. New York Jets
25. St. Louis Rams
26. Arizona Cardinals
27. Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Minnesota Vikings
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Cleveland Browns
31. Indianapolis Colts
32. Miami Dolphins