The Seattle Seahawks have the strongest roster in the National Football League, according to new rankings from NFL.com.

Writer Chris Wesseling, who contributes to NFL.com’s “Around the League” column, ranked the Seahawks not just among the league’s best five rosters, but atop the league’s best five rosters.

The others were the Denver Broncos at No. 2, the San Francisco 49ers at No. 3, the Atlanta Falcons at No. 4 and the New England Patriots at No. 5. “All five of these teams made key pickups in free agency to solidify or improve rosters that already were stacked,” Wesseling wrote.

Here’s an excerpt from Tuesday’s NFL.com piece (links in original):

The Seahawks of Pete Carroll and John Schneider go bold, taking chances on unconventional players that might not appeal to other teams.

Adrian Peterson’s reaction to the Percy Harvin trade speaks volumes about a dynamic player who could tip the balance of power in the NFC West. It’s easy to forget that Harvin was a more valuable player than Peterson prior to the wideout’s season-ending ankle injury in Week 9 of last season.