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New Orleans Saints Top of the NFC in Post-Free Agency Power Rankings

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The Saints are improving, but so is everyone else.

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Plenty of free agents are off the board so far in free agency, but there are also plenty of free agents still out there for the taking (Ndamukong Suh, anyone?). As free agents continue to sign across the NFL and the arms race continues to heat up, the prospects for teams heading into the 2018 NFL Draft will change. Even still, NFL.com has published their first free agency Power Rankings and the New Orleans Saints are squarely amongst the elite at #5 overall.

While people point to the moves the Vikings and Rams have made, another of the NFC elite hasn’t stood pat. Picking up Patrick Robinson -- fresh off an excellent 2017 season -- and a steady leader at safety in Kurt Coleman will only help this football team. The Saints are ready to win it all now, as they’ve got two years of Drew Brees to grab that second ring. In win-now mode, New Orleans must look to the draft to shore up the offensive line, add some more juice at wideout and at least take a long look at acquiring another quarterback besides Tom Savage, just in case.

The Saints are behind two teams NFC teams (the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles #1 and Minnesota Vikings #5) and two AFC teams (the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots #2 and Jacksonville Jaguars #3). The Saints come one spot ahead of another NFC powerhouse: the Los Angeles Rams.

Across the NFC South, the Atlanta Falcons are #8, Carolina Panthers come in three spots later at #11, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the bottom third at #24.