NFL power rankings: Jaguars primed for good offseason?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Illustrated released their offseason power rankings, which is based on how teams are setup to move forward in the offseason, and the Jaguars are ranked very high.

The Jacksonville Jaguars won't rank high in many NFL power rankings early in the 2014 season, but if you're ranking teams by how they're primed to do in the offseason they should rank pretty high. In fact, according to Sports Illustrated they're ranked tied at No. 1 in their offseason power poll.

1. (tie) Jacksonville Jaguars

Breakdown: FAs: 2.5 | Cap: 5 | Draft: 4.5 | GM: 2 | TOTAL: 14

All systems go on the rebuilding process this offseason. The Jaguars have a projected $50 million available in cap space for 2014, and they're in possession of 10 draft picks. Three of those selections land in Round 4, with another three in Round 5, so Jacksonville could dominate early on the draft's final day. The big-name free agent here is long-time Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew. His future appears to be elsewhere.

The Jaguars are interesting going forward because they can be aggressive in free agency on a couple of players and not hang themselves, as far as future cap ramifications, and pick some premium players in the first two rounds. As Chris Burke mentions, those five picks in the fourth and fifth rounds are going to be key to building foundation depth and potential starters going forward.

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