2018 NFL Power Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles begin preseason on top

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30. Cleveland Browns

Normally, a team that failed to win a single game, along with a 1-31 record over the last two seasons, would make an easy choice to start off on the bottom of a list like this, but Browns actually look like a decent team for once. In a way, a team that went winless can already be considered to show improvement by recording a single victory, meaning the Browns can only go up from here.

Using the top overall pick on Baker Mayfield in April was surprising to some when looking at all of the other quarterback available, but when taking a closer look at his numbers over the years at Oklahoma, Cleveland seems to have made the right choice. Even if Hue Jackson seems convinced on going with Tyrod Taylor to start off the year, that doesn’t necessarily mean the former Buffalo Bills quarterback is going to last as the starter.

With plenty of new talent to work with on offense highlighted by Jarvis Landry, the Browns are going to look like a completely different team in 2018. Making the playoffs may seem like a bit of a stretch, but who knows, maybe Cleveland will pull the unthinkable by surprising football fans when they least expect it.