2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top

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13. Tennessee Titans

Unlike some of the other teams that failed to live up to the hype of making the big leap to being serious contenders in 2017, the Tennessee Titans actually came through by earning one of the Wild Card spots in the AFC, and even upset the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round. Despite losing in the Divisional Round to the New England Patriots, the Titans knew they could use this as a learning experience, and when looking at all of the key moves made in free agency, this team seems ready to compete in the AFC once again.

Speaking of the Patriots, give Tennessee credit for landing two big free agent signings in Malcolm Butler and Dion Lewis, as the two former stars of New England should make immediate impacts on their new team. While Butler was considered one of the top cornerbacks available, the addition of Lewis should be a nice compliment to Derrick Henry in the backfield since DeMarco Murray is no longer in the picture.

As long as all goes according to plan for the Titans, this team will hopefully find a way to hit a new level in 2018 from a competitive standpoint. Most head coaches heading into their first year inherit a messy situation, but Mike Vrabel has to love what he has to work with in Tennessee.