NFL Picks: NFL Free Agency Update and Odds

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:57 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 5:57 PM UTC

We are just over a week into free agency in the NFL, and already there have been some interesting and even shocking signings (key players going to new teams).

NFL Free Agency News and Odds Update

Let’s break down some of the more headline grabbing stories, and see if we can decipher what these will do to a team’s future NFL odds coming up this season.

Seahawks Stocking Up

The NFC has been an in an arms race this offseason, as everyone is trying to take that next step. The Hawks are one of the main players this offseason, and they have brought in several key guys.

Percy Harvin is now a Seahawk, which automatically puts him at number one on their depth chart. He will be amazing in that offense, as he will likely be able to do some of the same things he did in Minnesota out in Seattle. He can run out of the backfield, go long with amazing speed, or run a crossing route across the middle.

Seattle also just signed Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, two defensive ends who are going to help beef up their pass rush. All in all, the Hawks have to be considered on of the favorites to win the Super Bowl next season as well as they played last season with a rookie. The Hawks are now third at 9/1 to win the Super Bowl and 5/1 to win the NFC, falling only behind the 49ers, their division rival.

Falcons Get Their Tail Tack

After suffering through another bad playoff oust last season, the Falcons have made another one of three moves they need to make this offseason if they want to win a Super Bowl; they signed a running back. Steven Jackson will likely come in as a starter, but now paired with the speedy Jaquizz Rodgers, Jackson won’t have to carry the load and can remain fresh and dangerous.

The Falcons got Tony Gonzalez back in the fold as well, so if they can beef up their defense some more in the draft, they will be right up there with the 49ers and Seahawks. If they can do all of those things, they won’t just be a regular season threat next season. They currently sit at 10-1 to win the NFC and 18/1 to win the Super Bowl for your NFL picks.

Broncos ready

After a 13-3 regular season, the Broncos ran into the eventual Super Bowl champs and lost in the divisional round. They are restocking for another run, as they snatched Wes Welker out of the open market, which for some reason keeps being a story about he said and she said, and not about how good the Broncos’ offense could be this season.

On top of adding Welker to an already stacked receiving core, the Broncos have also brought in guard Louis Vasquez, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a few
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