It’s an easy bet that the Colts’ offensive line, the Saints’ and Patriots’ secondaries, and Buccaneers’ and Cowboys’ pass-catching corps will be among the NFL’s best position groups in 2020. But a handful of less-heralded units have the untapped potential to rise up the ranks this season. Taking stock of offseason free-agency additions, draft picks, and the development arcs of a few promising young players, here are six of the league’s fastest-ascending or most underrated units.
Ravens Defensive Line
The Ravens’ unstoppable offense under league MVP Lamar Jackson stole the spotlight for Baltimore in 2019, but the team’s always-tough defensive front heads into 2020 with the potential to be one of the league’s best. Longtime stalwart Brandon Williams is the anchor in the middle and outside linebacker Matt Judon (who collected 9. 5 sacks in 2019 and will play on the franchise tag) is a rising star on the edge.
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