2022 NFL Power Rankings: Rams, Bills look like teams to beat entering training camp

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With training camps starting, the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills are the teams to beat according to our latest 2022 NFL Power Rankings

Training camps have begun which means the next football season is nearly here. With each of the teams preparing for the start of the year, it seemed to be a good time to once again take the temperature around the league with our latest 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

The common theme in these ranks is the quarterback situation. If a team has one they can win with, they get the respect. If not, they often struggle and then spend the next offseason looking for someone who can change their fortunes.

With that being said, we jump in at No. 32 and look at a team that could be looking for their next star with the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Power Rankings: Houston Texans primed for No. 1 pick

2022 NFL Power Rankings
Jun 15, 2022; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills (10) participates in drills during minicamp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

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32. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are a mess. Sure, they have several Round 1 picks over the next two seasons thanks to their trade with the Cleveland Browns where they sent Deshaun Watson to Ohio, but do we really trust them to do anything with these picks?

They took two good players in Derek Stingley at No. 3 overall and Kenyon Green at 15, but neither felt like great value at the spots they were chosen. Right now, they have the inside track to the No. 1 overall pick, and if they do land the right quarterback, they could start trending in the right direction. Still, they need much more than that to actually contend — especially on defense.

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31. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks seem to be in rebuild mode, but that might not be their goal. Pete Carroll is in his 70s now, so it’s not like he’s thinking five years down the road. That means they might actually consider players such as Geno Smith and Drew Lock as their best options.

That in itself is bad, but they also have holes on the offensive line, a suspect linebacker corps, and a couple of former draft busts starting at cornerback. This might be a long season for fans in the pacific northwest.