Updated: July 1, 2013, 3:34 PM ET

2013 NFL Power Rankings: Post-draft


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The 2013 draft provided compelling theater. Did it have a dramatic effect on the league's power grid?

Not exactly.

With most of last season's heavyweights getting positive reviews for their draft work, 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) saw no reason to shake things up. The Seahawks are still No. 1, while the 49ers, Broncos and Falcons all remain entrenched in the top four.

The only changes within the top 10 are minor. The Packers, after assembling an 11-man draft class that included Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, have supplanted New England at No. 5. The Bengals, aided by the pre-draft acquisition of LB James Harrison, are now at No. 9, up one spot from our previous installment.

The biggest mover overall is Arizona (three spots), with four other teams gaining two positions.

On the flip side, the Browns fell three spots and the Jets, despite drafting QB Geno Smith, have bottomed out at No. 32.

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Rk(LW)TeamRec
1(1)
Seattle
The Seahawks used the draft to get stronger at defensive tackle and, surprisingly, running back. (Sando)
2(2)
San Francisco
The 49ers stocked up on draft choices for the future, but they also found an immediate starter in safety Eric Reid. (Sando)
3(3)
Denver
With Peyton Manning, talented wide receivers and a mean defense, the Broncos will be a Super Bowl contender. (Fox)
4(4)
Atlanta
Think the Falcons wanted to improve at corner? They traded up to get Desmond Trufant, then took Robert Alford in the second round. (Sando)
5(6)
Green Bay
They used the draft to load up on the run game in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' big contract. (Graziano)
6(5)
New England
It was a typical, non-flashy draft for New England. The Patriots didn't get any immediate starters, but they didn't have many pressing needs. (Hensley)
7(7)
Houston
GM Rick Smith had another solid draft; he was smart to draft a wide receiver to complement Andre Johnson. (Clayton)
8(8)
Baltimore
The Ravens made a lot of changes since winning the Super Bowl, but they still look like a strong playoff contender after continuing to rebuild the defense through the draft. (Hensley)
9(10)
Cincinnati
The Bengals added some toughness by signing linebacker James Harrison before the draft and brought more big-play potential by using their first two picks on tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard. (Hensley)
10(9)
Indianapolis
With Dwight Freeney gone, the Colts concentrated on getting a pass-rusher on the other side of Robert Mathis. (Clayton)
11(13)
Washington
It's been a tough offseason with cap problems, but the Redskins managed to keep their division title team intact. (Graziano)
12(14)
NY Giants
A typical Giants draft -- nothing flashy, just some building blocks to keep the roster deep. (Graziano)
13(11)
Chicago
They have worked to make the O-line better in front of Jay Cutler. Was it enough? (Graziano)
14(12)
New Orleans
Sean Payton's return to the sideline apparently hasn't convinced all of our voters that a playoff run awaits. (Sando)
15(15)
St. Louis
The Rams have gotten younger and faster at the skill positions, which should help the team more fully evaluate QB Sam Bradford. (Sando)
16(16)
Pittsburgh
The Steelers are expected to start two rookies (linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Le'Veon Bell), which has been a rarity under coach Mike Tomlin. (Hensley)
17(17)
Minnesota
Is Percy Harvin to Greg Jennings that big a downgrade? The Vikes had as good a draft as any team. (Graziano)
18(19)
Miami
The Dolphins focused on bringing in playmakers on defense, beginning with Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan. But they forgot to find someone to protect Ryan Tannehill's blind side. (Hensley)
19(21)
Tampa Bay
The Bucs inched up a couple of spots after adding CB Darrelle Revis through a trade with the Jets. (Sando)
20(18)
Dallas
They spent a first-round pick on a center, then picked up two new passing-game weapons for Tony Romo. (Graziano)
21(20)
Carolina
The defense should improve after the Panthers used their first two draft choices for DTs Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short. (Sando)
22(24)
Kansas City
Not surprisingly, in new coach Andy Reid's first draft with the Chiefs, the focus was on offense in the early rounds. (Fox)
23(23)
San Diego
The Chargers helped themselves with a solid draft, but they still need a proven left tackle to protect Philip Rivers' blind side. (Fox)
24(22)
Detroit
They loaded up on the lines in a very good draft designed to quickly return the team to its 2011 level. (Graziano)
25(26)
Philadelphia
New coach Chip Kelly remains a mystery. Will Matt Barkley be a factor at QB in 2013? (Graziano)
26(29)
Arizona
The Cardinals added QB Carson Palmer to their roster since our previous rankings, but not everyone was impressed. (Sando)
27(27)
Tennessee
The Titans had a solid draft, but the success of the team all comes down to the play of QB Jake Locker. (Clayton)
28(25)
Cleveland
The AFC North team that needed an influx of talent the most decided to sit out this draft. Cleveland made two picks in the first five rounds, trading away its selections in the fourth and fifth rounds. (Hensley)
29(30)
Oakland
The Raiders need more talent. One draft isn't going to change that. (Fox)
30(28)
Buffalo
What's going on with the Bills? They reached for quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round and spent a second-round pick on linebacker Kiko Alonso, who has had multiple arrests. (Hensley)
31(32)
Jacksonville
The Jags passed on quarterbacks in the draft, and that could come back to haunt them. (Clayton)
32(31)
NY Jets
Every team's goal is to bring in more talent in the draft. The Jets found a way to bring in more quarterback drama. Tim Tebow out, Geno Smith in. (Hensley)

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