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

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 10: Brandin Cooks
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1. Los Angeles Rams

When the offseason first got underway a few months ago, the Rams made an easy case for being in the top 10 of the power rankings when looking at all of their surprise success from 2017 in which they emerged as a serious contender in the NFC. Even when some considered the possibility of Los Angeles being a one-hit wonder, this organization has taken expectations to a whole new level this offseason with their win-now mentality by making the necessary additions on both sides of the football.

First, there was excitement surrounding the new duo at cornerback in Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, as this was an obvious choice over spending all of that money on Johnson. After that, the Rams found another way to become even more dangerous on defense by winning the Suh sweepstakes after convincing the defensive monster that coming to Los Angeles would give him a legitimate shot to win a Super Bowl.

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To top all of these key moves off, the Rams came out of nowhere this week by acquiring Cooks from the Patriots to provide Jared Goff with a solid replacement for Watkins in the passing game. Los Angeles still has a long way to go when it comes to proving they can handle the pressure that comes with being a top contender to make a run at the Super Bowl, but how can anyone pick against this team at this point in the offseason when looking at the team Sean McVay and company have put together?