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Preseason 2016 Tier Rankings

Our Ari Ingel provides his 2016 updated tier rankings as training camp sets to open. 

Here are my updated tier rankings with training camp set to open next week.

When I draft, I always have a tier sheet handy. I find that organizing players by tiers is far more beneficial than merely ranking players. I could rank Odell Beckham Jr. over Julio Jones, but it is impossible to truly predict who will finish better between the two of them.  Maybe Jones has fifty more yards on the season than Beckham, or maybe Beckham has one more touchdown. Who knows, but I do know that both should finish better than a guy like Mike Evans.

I will post updated rankings once we have gone through a week or two of camp. I also invite you to check out my AFC and NFC articles outlining what to watch for as camp opens along with some of my predictions on how it will all shake out. 

QUARTERBACK TIERS

Tier 1

Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Injuries to his wide receivers and Fat Eddie killed him. “Fat Eddie” is now “In Shape Eddie” plus Jordy Nelson is back. The addition of Jared Cook could possibly help as well. Remember, in 2014 he threw for 4,381 yards and 38 TDs, adding 269 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.  He put up even bigger numbers in 2012 and 2011. 

Cam Newton, Panthers – Dominated last season with a pathetic wide receiver core. This year he gets back Kelvin Benjamin, plus Devin Funchess will be in his second year after flashing late last season and even possibly the return of Stephen Hill. There is a reason Jonathan Stewart scores so few touchdowns ... Cam.