3. San Francisco 49ers
Even with a nod to their first two opponents not being great (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals), the 49ers have suddenly become a very good defense (14.0 points allowed per game, seven sacks, five takeaways). With four interceptions through two games, they’ve already topped their interception total from all of last season (a league-low two).
Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon have been very good over the first two games, but Sherman is a lingering durability concern and Witherspoon has more proving to do after being benched at times last season. Offseason signing Jason Verrett may enter the mix, but he has yet to play this season and his injury history makes any notable contribution he offers a bonus.
San Francisco is without its second-round pick in 2020, due to the offseason trade for Dee Ford. That said, their first-round pick next spring has to be in play if it means getting Ramsey.
49ers general manager John Lynch has shown a willingness to be aggressive, with rumored interest in Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. to go with the deal he made for Ford this past offseason. There’s also a tie on the coaching staff, as defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was the Jaguars’ linebackers coach during Ramsey’s rookie season in 2016.