Not 1, not 2, but 3 sub .500 teams in the top 10. I know everyone was expecting the Cards, Panthers, and Bengals to be really good this year... but they haven't been. The Cards lost to a really good Pats team, beat a mediocre Bucs team, and got embarrassed by an embarrassing Bills team (that you have ranked in the 20s). The Panthers have a bit more of an excuse as their losses have been to mostly good teams (the Broncos and Vikings) but I am still not buying a #5 ranking for a 1-2 team who's only win came against a horrible 49ers team. Lastly you said it all about how the Bengals have performed so far this year. These are not good teams this year, shouldn't their ranking reflect that?
While your brief analysis of the Panther's Oline has a lot of truth to it, I'm not sure it's yet fair to say that their is a problem in the 2ndary. The rooks are playing pretty well and definitely aren't the problem. Another is that they can't get a pass rush because the QBs are having success throwing the ball for short, quick, Brady esque passes, but when throwing deeper, the interior rush at least is getting there, and the corners have been impressing. While they are no Norman at this point, I can say that they are one of the few bright spots so far. The main problem is that the Oline can't block, and special teams can't tackle.
Undersized for a NBA two guard, not a true point guard
Will struggle defensively against bigger shooting guards
Explosiveness at the rim
Summary: Despite being the sixth-leading scorer in Division I, Charles Jenkins still somewhat flew under the radar this past college basketball season. NBA scouts have not overlooked his ability to score the basketball, and he could end up being a late first-round pick. The biggest concern that could drop him into the second round is his lack of ideal size for an NBA shooting guard.
Player Comparison: Rodney Stuckey. Rodney Stuckey was an elite scorer at the D-1 level like Jenkins. If Jenkins is going to reach his maximum potential in the NBA, he will have to shed his label as a combo guard and learn to play some point like Stuckey has done with the Pistons. Both guards rely on their strength to overcome their lack of ideal height. The biggest difference between the two is that Jenkins is a much, much better outside shooter than Stuckey.