Here's our annual under-the-radar Top 25 Prospects list from Football Outsiders Almanac 2021, also running on ESPN+ this weekend. These are the top young prospects who were not chosen in the first or second rounds and haven't gotten a ton of playing time yet.
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Offense is the order of the day in this division. The Texans need running backs, the Jaguars need tight ends, and the Titans need receivers. As for the Colts, they'd better have a backup plan in case Carson Wentz really is toast.
The Jaguars and Titans need to add names on defense. The Colts have already added a name at quarterback, but they should keep adding names until they find the answer. As for the Texans, they need to get rid of the name at the very top of their organization.
Patrick Mahomes is shooting for his second straight Super Bowl title. The biggest remaining Cinderella, Cleveland, will be standing in his way. On the other side of the bracket, Baltimore and Buffalo present a excellent matchup of two well-rounded teams that have peaked in recent weeks.
We've got two teams where the fan bases are hungry for some kind of postseason victory after many years in the wilderness. We've got two aging quarterbacks from the Class of 2004, trying to make one last run at Super Bowl glory. And we've got the closest matchup of the wild-card round, a rematch of both a regular-season game and a big upset from last year's playoffs.