We've officially reached the stage of the NFL offseason when we have a much better idea of how all 32 rosters will look in Week 1. So it's time for our six NFL insiders to recalibrate their early predictions for the 2017 season. Over the next two weeks, they'll make predictions on the following topics:
Fri., May 26: Year 2 player who is primed for a breakout season
Tue., May 30: Non-playoff team from 2016 that will make the field this season
Wed., May 31: The QB who will take the biggest leap forward
Thu., June 1: The team that will be the Patriots' biggest challenger
Fri., June 2: The new addition who will make the biggest difference in 2017
Who will be the NFL's best offense and defense in 2017?
Matt Bowen, NFL writer: The Patriots should create the most issues for opposing defenses this season with a healthy Rob Gronkowski and the addition of wide receiver Brandin Cooks in coordinator Josh McDaniels' offense. Cooks has the electric ability to produce explosive plays on high-percentage throws from Tom Brady. On defense, give me the Seahawks. Getting Earl Thomas back is the key to Seattle's core Cover 3 scheme. This unit wins with the perfect mix of rush and coverage.