The NFL power rankings are one of the most meaningless things around, nothing more than a barometer of media views of NFL teams -- and those media views never really clash with the general feeling everyone has regarding teams. And the most useless moment to measure power rankings is during the offseason. So let's do exactly that!
Adam Stites and Katie Sharp over at SB Nation were kind enough to compile a bunch of post-draft power rankings, and create a composite ranking from them. The result: the Buccaneers are ranked 31st out of 32 teams. After a pretty good draft and some relatively small moves in free agency, the Bucs are still seen as one of the worst teams in the league. And that's with a new quarterback everyone's gushing about.
Ever more indicators that people who are not fans of the Bucs are not overly impressed with what they've done this offseason -- or at least not impressed enough to think they'll actually be good this year. Football Outsiders thinks the Bucs will go 6-10 and Vegas thinks the Bucs have no shot at winning anything.
But there's one reason to think otherwise: the team finally has quarterback. And in this NFL, that makes all the difference.