Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division
The Raiders, Chargers, and Chiefs all need help in the middle of their defense. As for the Broncos, they need help right smack dab in the middle of their offense.
Even after the draft, NFL rosters are left with significant holes. In most divisions, though, the draft tells us what each team's game plan is. The AFC South is not like most divisions.
While the division champs in Pittsburgh need help in the secondary, contenders in Baltimore and Cincinnati need more talent on offense. The Browns? They need the patience to deal with some growing pains.
With the draft in the rearview mirror, what's the biggest hole remaining for each NFL team? All four teams in the AFC East need help on offense -- yes, even the reigning Super Bowl champs.
The Super Bowl champions need to boost their pass rush. Defense is also in demand in Miami and New York, while the Bills are looking for receivers to complement Sammy Watkins.
The haves and the have-nots, an AFC North tradition at this point. The haves want wide receivers. The have-nots want ... everything.
Welcome to the NFL's worst division, where every team has gaping holes at critical positions with no obvious answers in sight.
The Broncos and Chargers need more retooling along the offensive line, the Raiders could use some cornerbacks, and the Chiefs have some issues in the heart of their defense.
Dallas needs help in the secondary (as usual), the Giants need running backs, and Philadelphia needs receivers. As for Washington... well, that's complicated.
The Vikings and Lions need linemen, the Packers ponder secondary concerns, and the Bears look to finally move on from Jay Cutler.