NFL pre-draft Power Rankings

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    saw that ap, and i sorta agree. though we could be 4. and sf and denver could be switched either direction. if we dotn get a pass rush and some big outside wrs in draft and gb improves in draft, i may move them ahead of us.

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    Subjective rankings are useless and a waste of time.

     
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    2013 Power Rankings: Pre-Draft

    The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. That's the good news.

    The bad news for Baltimore is this: Many of the players who made the team's thrilling playoff run possible are no longer on the roster.

    Emotional leader Ray Lewis retired, WR Anquan Boldin was traded, free-agent LBs Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger took money elsewhere, and safety Bernard Pollard was released for cap purposes.

    Sure, QB Joe Flacco signed a long-term contract, but that wasn't enough to keep our voters (ESPN.com's John Clayton, ESPN.com's Ashley Fox, NFC East blogger Dan Graziano, AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley and NFC West blogger Mike Sando) from holding the champs down (No. 8) in our offseason hierarchy.

    The Seattle Seahawks, fueled by their late 2012 surge and splashy free-agent signings, have claimed the top spot. The Denver Broncos, No. 1 in our previous installment and big free-agent winners (see Welker, Wes), are now No. 3. The busy Kansas City Chiefs (up eight spots) and New Orleans Saints (plus-seven) were the biggest movers overall.

    How they voted | Analysis | Rank 'em | Bloggers Video | FAs who can shift NFL power

    RANKTEAM/RECORDCOMMENTS 1 Seahawks
    11-5 High-risk, high-reward move for Percy Harvin got voters' attention. (Sando) 2 49ers
    11-4-1 Two-time defending NFC West champs can restock with 14 draft choices. (Sando) 3 Broncos
    13-3 The Elvis Dumervil debacle aside, the Broncos are winning free agency and giving Peyton Manning all he needs to succeed. (Fox) 4 Falcons
    13-3 Steven Jackson joins Tony Gonzalez in quest to cap great career with a championship. (Sando) 5 Patriots
    12-4 Danny Amendola for Wes Welker is an upgrade as long as the former Rams slot receiver can stay healthy. (Hensley) 6 Packers
    11-5 They were prepared to lose Greg Jennings and can replace him as long as Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime. (Graziano) 7 Texans
    12-4 Even though the Texans lost pass-rushers Mario Williams and Connor Barwin in the past two years, they still have enough rush thanks to J.J. Watt. (Clayton) 8 Ravens
    10-6 The dismantling of the Super Bowl champs has been quick and swift. Six starters are already gone. (Hensley) 9 Colts
    11-5 The Colts picked up five starters on defense in free agency and are looking for a few small parts for their offense. (Clayton) 10 Bengals
    10-6 The Bengals haven't been aggressive in using that salary-cap room, but they've made it a priority to keep their own free agents. (Hensley) 11 Bears
    10-6 They finally addressed the offensive line. Opinions abound with regard to how well they actually fixed it. (Graziano) 12 Saints
    7-9 Saints will presumably pick up where they left off in 2011, as a good team. (Sando) 13 Redskins
    10-6 No cap room to rebuild the defense, and no guarantee RG III and his knee will be ready for Week 1. (Graziano) 14 Giants
    9-7 No eye-popping pickups, but no crushing losses either. No reason to think they can't go 9-7 again. (Graziano) 15 Rams
    7-8-1 Rams have flexibility with two first-round picks after adding Jake Long. (Sando) 16 Steelers
    8-8 Backups need to step up after the Steelers parted ways with Mike Wallace, James Harrison, Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton. (Hensley) 17 Vikings
    10-6 Doubt they could have found a better way to replace Percy Harvin than by swiping Greg Jennings from a division rival. (Graziano) 18 Cowboys
    8-8 The switch to a 4-3 scheme could help Sean Lee and Jay Ratliff thrive. But it needs safety support. (Graziano) 19 Dolphins
    7-9 Miami spent $44 million in guaranteed money on Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe. Let's see how much this investment pays off. (Hensley) 20 Panthers
    7-9 Cam Newton finished strong last season, an encouraging sign for the Panthers. (Sando) 21 Buccaneers
    7-9 Buccaneers seem just fine playing along with Darrelle Revis trade speculation. (Sando) 22 Lions
    4-12 Busy, busy. Reggie Bush could give them what Jahvid Best's concussions never allowed him to. (Graziano) 23 Chargers
    7-9 The Chargers have a new regime. Can new coach Mike McCoy get the most out of Philip Rivers? (Fox) 24 Chiefs
    2-14 New coach. New general manager. New quarterback. New hope. That all should be worth six more wins. (Fox) 25 Browns
    5-11 The Browns have spent a lot on defense by adding Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant. Not sure how that improves the 24th-ranked scoring offense. (Hensley) 26 Eagles
    4-12 Chip Kelly is working on rebuilding the defense, starting with the back end. Still a question mark at QB. (Graziano) 27 Titans
    6-10 The Titans needed to be aggressive in free agency. Mike Munchak has to win or else. (Clayton) 28 Bills
    6-10 New coach and now a new quarterback. The Ryan Fitzpatrick era is over after a disappointing 20 victories over four seasons. (Hensley) 29 Cardinals
    5-11 Adding Drew Stanton made sense, but won't generate buzz around the Cards. (Sando) 30 Raiders
    4-12 The Raiders still need to answer the most important question in football: What are they doing at quarterback? (Fox) 31 Jets
    6-10 Welcome to the Rex-odus. Seven of the 22 starters from last year's 6-10 team are gone. (Hensley) 32 Jaguars
    2-14 The Jags are moving slowly in free agency, but it still comes down to quarterback play to make them better. (Clayton)



    i think people are jumping on the seattle bandwagon a little too much now-they have a lot of potential and talent but let them prove something first

    don't agree with the falcons over the pats

     
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    The Jets are ranked below the Raiders. LOL

     
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    "no reason to think they cant go 9-7 again"

     

    LMAO!!!!!!!

     
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    2013 Power Rankings: Pre-Draft

    The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. That's the good news.

    The bad news for Baltimore is this: Many of the players who made the team's thrilling playoff run possible are no longer on the roster.

    Emotional leader Ray Lewis retired, WR Anquan Boldin was traded, free-agent LBs Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger took money elsewhere, and safety Bernard Pollard was released for cap purposes.

    Sure, QB Joe Flacco signed a long-term contract, but that wasn't enough to keep our voters (ESPN.com's John Clayton, ESPN.com's Ashley Fox, NFC East blogger Dan Graziano, AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley and NFC West blogger Mike Sando) from holding the champs down (No. 8) in our offseason hierarchy.

    The Seattle Seahawks, fueled by their late 2012 surge and splashy free-agent signings, have claimed the top spot. The Denver Broncos, No. 1 in our previous installment and big free-agent winners (see Welker, Wes), are now No. 3. The busy Kansas City Chiefs (up eight spots) and New Orleans Saints (plus-seven) were the biggest movers overall.

    How they voted | Analysis | Rank 'em | Bloggers Video | FAs who can shift NFL power

    RANKTEAM/RECORDCOMMENTS 1 Seahawks
    11-5 High-risk, high-reward move for Percy Harvin got voters' attention. (Sando) 2 49ers
    11-4-1 Two-time defending NFC West champs can restock with 14 draft choices. (Sando) 3 Broncos
    13-3 The Elvis Dumervil debacle aside, the Broncos are winning free agency and giving Peyton Manning all he needs to succeed. (Fox) 4 Falcons
    13-3 Steven Jackson joins Tony Gonzalez in quest to cap great career with a championship. (Sando) 5 Patriots
    12-4 Danny Amendola for Wes Welker is an upgrade as long as the former Rams slot receiver can stay healthy. (Hensley) 6 Packers
    11-5 They were prepared to lose Greg Jennings and can replace him as long as Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime. (Graziano) 7 Texans
    12-4 Even though the Texans lost pass-rushers Mario Williams and Connor Barwin in the past two years, they still have enough rush thanks to J.J. Watt. (Clayton) 8 Ravens
    10-6 The dismantling of the Super Bowl champs has been quick and swift. Six starters are already gone. (Hensley) 9 Colts
    11-5 The Colts picked up five starters on defense in free agency and are looking for a few small parts for their offense. (Clayton) 10 Bengals
    10-6 The Bengals haven't been aggressive in using that salary-cap room, but they've made it a priority to keep their own free agents. (Hensley) 11 Bears
    10-6 They finally addressed the offensive line. Opinions abound with regard to how well they actually fixed it. (Graziano) 12 Saints
    7-9 Saints will presumably pick up where they left off in 2011, as a good team. (Sando) 13 Redskins
    10-6 No cap room to rebuild the defense, and no guarantee RG III and his knee will be ready for Week 1. (Graziano) 14 Giants
    9-7 No eye-popping pickups, but no crushing losses either. No reason to think they can't go 9-7 again. (Graziano) 15 Rams
    7-8-1 Rams have flexibility with two first-round picks after adding Jake Long. (Sando) 16 Steelers
    8-8 Backups need to step up after the Steelers parted ways with Mike Wallace, James Harrison, Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton. (Hensley) 17 Vikings
    10-6 Doubt they could have found a better way to replace Percy Harvin than by swiping Greg Jennings from a division rival. (Graziano) 18 Cowboys
    8-8 The switch to a 4-3 scheme could help Sean Lee and Jay Ratliff thrive. But it needs safety support. (Graziano) 19 Dolphins
    7-9 Miami spent $44 million in guaranteed money on Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe. Let's see how much this investment pays off. (Hensley) 20 Panthers
    7-9 Cam Newton finished strong last season, an encouraging sign for the Panthers. (Sando) 21 Buccaneers
    7-9 Buccaneers seem just fine playing along with Darrelle Revis trade speculation. (Sando) 22 Lions
    4-12 Busy, busy. Reggie Bush could give them what Jahvid Best's concussions never allowed him to. (Graziano) 23 Chargers
    7-9 The Chargers have a new regime. Can new coach Mike McCoy get the most out of Philip Rivers? (Fox) 24 Chiefs
    2-14 New coach. New general manager. New quarterback. New hope. That all should be worth six more wins. (Fox) 25 Browns
    5-11 The Browns have spent a lot on defense by adding Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant. Not sure how that improves the 24th-ranked scoring offense. (Hensley) 26 Eagles
    4-12 Chip Kelly is working on rebuilding the defense, starting with the back end. Still a question mark at QB. (Graziano) 27 Titans
    6-10 The Titans needed to be aggressive in free agency. Mike Munchak has to win or else. (Clayton) 28 Bills
    6-10 New coach and now a new quarterback. The Ryan Fitzpatrick era is over after a disappointing 20 victories over four seasons. (Hensley) 29 Cardinals
    5-11 Adding Drew Stanton made sense, but won't generate buzz around the Cards. (Sando) 30 Raiders
    4-12 The Raiders still need to answer the most important question in football: What are they doing at quarterback? (Fox) 31 Jets
    6-10 Welcome to the Rex-odus. Seven of the 22 starters from last year's 6-10 team are gone. (Hensley) 32 Jaguars
    2-14 The Jags are moving slowly in free agency, but it still comes down to quarterback play to make them better. (Clayton)



    Amendola an upgrade to Welker? What are you smoking and how do have this job? Say Amendola is healthy...maybe..his best year is 85 receptions 690 yards. On the Patriots...ok..Ill give him 95 1000. As long as hes healthy. 95-1000 is a bad wes welker year. But..carry on Hensley...whoever you are. Wow.

     
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    7-9 Miami spent $44 million in guaranteed money on Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe. Let's see how much this investment pays off.

     

    Why Miami might be competative this year and next but will be back in the gutter soon enough.

     
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    Subjective rankings are useless and a waste of time.

     




    Youre never happy huh?

     



    I'm very happy.  I'm confused why you relate my post to my emotional state?  A ranking is simply one persons opinion.  There are literally 1000's of bloggers each with their own rankings.  

    They have ZERO quantitative value and a base on pure VooDoo.  So yes they are useless and a waste of time.  By the way I'm typing this with a smile on my face.

     
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    I wasn't taking a shot at you or the thread.  I was taking a shot at "Rankings".  I'm just not a fan of speculation.  That's why I hate the draft thread.  12 months of Dongs spewing over every college player and picking which one and what round that BB will pick them In.  And not one of them will be remotely close with their guesses.

     
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    Subjective rankings are useless and a waste of time.



    sports are a waste of time as well....unless you enjoy them.

    enjoy what you enjoy, leave the rest to those who enjoy what they enjoy.

     
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    I wasn't taking a shot at you or the thread.  I was taking a shot at "Rankings".  I'm just not a fan of speculation.  That's why I hate the draft thread.  12 months of Dongs spewing over every college player and picking which one and what round that BB will pick them In.  And not one of them will be remotely close with their guesses.




    lighten up francis

     
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    "no reason to think they cant go 9-7 again"

     

    LMAO!!!!!!!




    they could also go 12-4 since we are speculating

    maybe they could even beat the pats in the sb...again

    LMAO!!!!!!!

     

     

     
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    Subjective rankings are useless and a waste of time.

     



    sports are a waste of time as well....unless you enjoy them.

     

    enjoy what you enjoy, leave the rest to those who enjoy what they enjoy.



    t-cal prides himself on being the tough-talking "realist"

     
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    I wasn't taking a shot at you or the thread.  I was taking a shot at "Rankings".  I'm just not a fan of speculation.  That's why I hate the draft thread.  12 months of Dongs spewing over every college player and picking which one and what round that BB will pick them In.  And not one of them will be remotely close with their guesses.




    Hahaha!  This I agree with.  If you go out and look at all the mock drafts on the internet and there aren't many who agree on who the Pats will take.  It's like putting names in a hat, reaching in and drawing a name.  That seems to be how they make their mock draft selections.

     
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    2013 Power Rankings: Pre-Draft

    The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. That's the good news.

    The bad news for Baltimore is this: Many of the players who made the team's thrilling playoff run possible are no longer on the roster.

    Emotional leader Ray Lewis retired, WR Anquan Boldin was traded, free-agent LBs Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger took money elsewhere, and safety Bernard Pollard was released for cap purposes.

    Sure, QB Joe Flacco signed a long-term contract, but that wasn't enough to keep our voters (ESPN.com's John Clayton, ESPN.com's Ashley Fox, NFC East blogger Dan Graziano, AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley and NFC West blogger Mike Sando) from holding the champs down (No. 8) in our offseason hierarchy.

    The Seattle Seahawks, fueled by their late 2012 surge and splashy free-agent signings, have claimed the top spot. The Denver Broncos, No. 1 in our previous installment and big free-agent winners (see Welker, Wes), are now No. 3. The busy Kansas City Chiefs (up eight spots) and New Orleans Saints (plus-seven) were the biggest movers overall.

    How they voted | Analysis | Rank 'em | Bloggers Video | FAs who can shift NFL power

    RANKTEAM/RECORDCOMMENTS 1 Seahawks
    11-5 High-risk, high-reward move for Percy Harvin got voters' attention. (Sando) 2 49ers
    11-4-1 Two-time defending NFC West champs can restock with 14 draft choices. (Sando) 3 Broncos
    13-3 The Elvis Dumervil debacle aside, the Broncos are winning free agency and giving Peyton Manning all he needs to succeed. (Fox) 4 Falcons
    13-3 Steven Jackson joins Tony Gonzalez in quest to cap great career with a championship. (Sando) 5 Patriots
    12-4 Danny Amendola for Wes Welker is an upgrade as long as the former Rams slot receiver can stay healthy. (Hensley) 6 Packers
    11-5 They were prepared to lose Greg Jennings and can replace him as long as Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime. (Graziano) 7 Texans
    12-4 Even though the Texans lost pass-rushers Mario Williams and Connor Barwin in the past two years, they still have enough rush thanks to J.J. Watt. (Clayton) 8 Ravens
    10-6 The dismantling of the Super Bowl champs has been quick and swift. Six starters are already gone. (Hensley) 9 Colts
    11-5 The Colts picked up five starters on defense in free agency and are looking for a few small parts for their offense. (Clayton) 10 Bengals
    10-6 The Bengals haven't been aggressive in using that salary-cap room, but they've made it a priority to keep their own free agents. (Hensley) 11 Bears
    10-6 They finally addressed the offensive line. Opinions abound with regard to how well they actually fixed it. (Graziano) 12 Saints
    7-9 Saints will presumably pick up where they left off in 2011, as a good team. (Sando) 13 Redskins
    10-6 No cap room to rebuild the defense, and no guarantee RG III and his knee will be ready for Week 1. (Graziano) 14 Giants
    9-7 No eye-popping pickups, but no crushing losses either. No reason to think they can't go 9-7 again. (Graziano) 15 Rams
    7-8-1 Rams have flexibility with two first-round picks after adding Jake Long. (Sando) 16 Steelers
    8-8 Backups need to step up after the Steelers parted ways with Mike Wallace, James Harrison, Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall and Casey Hampton. (Hensley) 17 Vikings
    10-6 Doubt they could have found a better way to replace Percy Harvin than by swiping Greg Jennings from a division rival. (Graziano) 18 Cowboys
    8-8 The switch to a 4-3 scheme could help Sean Lee and Jay Ratliff thrive. But it needs safety support. (Graziano) 19 Dolphins
    7-9 Miami spent $44 million in guaranteed money on Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbe. Let's see how much this investment pays off. (Hensley) 20 Panthers
    7-9 Cam Newton finished strong last season, an encouraging sign for the Panthers. (Sando) 21 Buccaneers
    7-9 Buccaneers seem just fine playing along with Darrelle Revis trade speculation. (Sando) 22 Lions
    4-12 Busy, busy. Reggie Bush could give them what Jahvid Best's concussions never allowed him to. (Graziano) 23 Chargers
    7-9 The Chargers have a new regime. Can new coach Mike McCoy get the most out of Philip Rivers? (Fox) 24 Chiefs
    2-14 New coach. New general manager. New quarterback. New hope. That all should be worth six more wins. (Fox) 25 Browns
    5-11 The Browns have spent a lot on defense by adding Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant. Not sure how that improves the 24th-ranked scoring offense. (Hensley) 26 Eagles
    4-12 Chip Kelly is working on rebuilding the defense, starting with the back end. Still a question mark at QB. (Graziano) 27 Titans
    6-10 The Titans needed to be aggressive in free agency. Mike Munchak has to win or else. (Clayton) 28 Bills
    6-10 New coach and now a new quarterback. The Ryan Fitzpatrick era is over after a disappointing 20 victories over four seasons. (Hensley) 29 Cardinals
    5-11 Adding Drew Stanton made sense, but won't generate buzz around the Cards. (Sando) 30 Raiders
    4-12 The Raiders still need to answer the most important question in football: What are they doing at quarterback? (Fox) 31 Jets
    6-10 Welcome to the Rex-odus. Seven of the 22 starters from last year's 6-10 team are gone. (Hensley) 32 Jaguars
    2-14 The Jags are moving slowly in free agency, but it still comes down to quarterback play to make them better. (Clayton)

     



    Amendola an upgrade to Welker? What are you smoking and how do have this job? Say Amendola is healthy...maybe..his best year is 85 receptions 690 yards. On the Patriots...ok..Ill give him 95 1000. As long as hes healthy. 95-1000 is a bad wes welker year. But..carry on Hensley...whoever you are. Wow.

     

     




    Hes basing it off of having better intangibles, being younger, and hopefully being healthy. Remember he didnt have Brady throwing to him in St. Louis. Neither did Welker before he came to the Pats so dont think its too far-fetched yet. Amendola might just end up being better going into his prime than Wes is going on the wrong side of 30.

     



    I suppose so. But to say its an upgrade as long as he is healthy is a stretch. In my opinion..not many are better than Welker. Nevermind possibly Danny Amendola. I like Amendola. The one season he was healthy..he almost cracked 700 yards. Bradford is ok. They had Steven Jax...i dont know. I dont think we will ever see another Welker here..since nobody has done what he has ever in a pats uniform. 5 years with 100+. I just dont see Amendola doing this. I dont see him staying healthy either. We'll see. Its a biiiig maybe.

     

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