The Dolphins were one of the busiest teams in the league this offseason, leading some to predict a leap from a losing record to the playoffs in Miami.
Our power rankings obviously don’t put them into that position, but there’s plenty of reason for optimism about the team’s chances. They’ve added players who should help limit weaknesses from last year — wide receiver, pass rush, cornerback — and they believe Ryan Tannehill will take a big step forward after a strong finish to his rookie season.
If he does, this ranking will likely wind up being too low for the Dolphins. There’s enough talent on hand to make a strong run in the AFC and a leap from serviceable to something greater at quarterback would make the Dolphins a tough team to beat.
For now, though, they rank No. 23. You can take a look at the entire preview right here and let us know whether you think we’ve got the Dolphins where they belong by voting in the poll right underneath this sentence.