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In our post-draft NFL power rankings, the Patriots sink to lows they haven't sniffed in decades and the Eagles slide after a third straight playoff season. 

32. Detroit Lions 
There's nothing wrong with CB Jeff Okudah going third overall after the Lions couldn't trade out, but why draft a running back early in Round 2 with Kerryon Johnson on the roster? A three-win team had that luxury?

31. Jacksonville Jaguars 
They made the most of 12 draft picks, especially first-round choices on CB C.J. Henderson and DE K'Lavon Chaisson — you know, to replace the stars Tom Coughlin chased away. Why continue to hold Yannick Nkagoue hostage though?

30. Cleveland Browns 
It's the end of April. The new GM and coaching staff are coming off a successful draft. Yet, the franchise still can't shake the will they/won't they trade drama with Odell Beckham Jr, five months and a regime change later.

29. Chicago Bears 
Caught in between a contender and rebuilding team, and with only two picks in the first four rounds, the draft didn't move the Bears in either direction. And they've all but written off Mitchell Trubisky already.

28. Cincinnati Bengals 
Optimism abounds as the Bengals have a true franchise quarterback for the first time in a decade. Unfortunately, Joe Burrow could face a rough road in the immediate future with a limited offseason to get acclimated.

27. New England Patriots 
Blasphemous as this may be, I have to ask it: What is Bill Belichick doing? It's one thing to like Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer and give them a shot under center. It's quite another to not bring in more competition through the draft.

 

26. Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert might've been a reach with the sixth pick, but the important thing is the Chargers got their quarterback of the future. The rest of the roster is built for a quick turnaround, too.

25. Washington
DE Chase Young was the prize of the draft, but the best thing Washington did this offseason was a regime change. Not sure the roster is there yet, but this team is on the right track and will be competitive again.

24. New York Jets 
A nice one-two punch of desperately-needed assistance for Sam Darnold in the draft, taking LT Mekhi Becton and WR Denzel Mims. The Jets need to make Jamal Adams happy, though, and before he goes back to work.

23. Minnesota Vikings 
Minnesota used the most picks in the draft with a whopping 15, replacing stars on both sides with talent like WR Justin Jefferson and CB Jeff Gladney. It's gonna take awhile to develop that many young athletes though.

22. Carolina Panthers 
After finishing 31st in scoring defense and ousting 8 of 11 starters, the Panthers used every draft pick on that side of the ball, including DT Derrick Brown seventh. They're young, but the unit could hardly get worse.

21. New York Giants 
If OT Andrew Thomas adapts to the NFL quickly and can keep Daniel Jones clean, the offense is loaded. The defense is a bit more of a work in progress, but it will be tough to outscore the Giants.

20. Las Vegas Raiders
You can disagree with their choices — WR Henry Ruggs III and CB Damon Arnette — but the Raiders successfully plugged their two biggest leaks, with multiple draft picks at both positions to boot.

19. Los Angeles Rams 
Not sporting the same star power as past years, but a solid group. Second-round RB Cam Akers was probably the Rams' most important pick. I still think their biggest loss was defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

18. Eagles 
Carson Wentz's inability to stay on the field has been a problem, but the Eagles shouldn't have used a second-round pick on his backup. Know what else gets a quarterback hurt? A shoddy supporting cast.

17. Miami Dolphins 
In one year's time, the Dolphins went from tanking to loaded. It's as if they knew the AFC East would be ripe for the picking. However, their ceiling is ultimately tied to QB Tua Tagovailoa's health now.

16. Arizona Cardinals 
Only one or two teams max had a better offeason. Giving Kyler Murray a weapon like DeAndre Hopkins is huge, but LB Isaiah Simmons should totally transform the Cardinals' 32nd-ranked defense.

 

15. Seattle Seahawks 
A victim of their own success, the Seahawks are always up too late in the draft to make a splash. Still, most offseasons it feels like they're on cruise control and leave everything up to Russell Wilson.

14. Atlanta Falcons 
The Falcons were denied in their efforts to move up in the draft, but sometimes the best trades turn out to be the ones that aren't made. Atlanta got a decent prospect in CB A.J. Terrell and didn't blow a ton of draft capital doing it.

13. Buffalo Bills 
Is the addition of Stefon Diggs enough to catch the Bills' offense up to their stellar defense? Even with the help, Josh Allen needs to take a big leap forward this season to make it happen.

12. Green Bay Packers 
I totally understand planning for the future and taking Jordan Love in Round 1 — not unlike how Green Bay came by Aaron Rodgers in 2005 — but the Packers couldn't draft a single wide receiver for the quarterback of the present?

11. Houston Texans 
Who knows if David Johnson or Brandin Cooks can still play, but on paper, the Texans didn't do a terrible job surrounding Deshaun Watson with talent, especially considering they dealt their first- and second-round picks.

10. Denver Broncos 
Denver had the best offseason in the NFL, hands down. Drew Lock is a question mark, but the Broncos gave him everything to succeed — WR Jerry Jeudy and WR K.J. Hamler in the draft, and Melvin Gordon in free agency -— plus overhauled their defense.

9. Pittsburgh Steelers 
Not a whole heck of a lot in the way of immediate upgrades this offseason. Clearly the Steelers are banking on the return of Ben Roethlisberger and their top-five defense.

8. Tennessee Titans 
The Titans seemed content to stay the course, keeping the core in place and replacing departing players through the draft. It's fine coming off a trip to the conference title game, albeit not flashy.

7. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys were having a strong offseason before April, hiring Mike McCarthy, retaining core players and adding quality vets. Then they killed the draft, landing prospects like WR CeeDee Lamb and CB Trevon Diggs.

6. Indianapolis Colts 
The cupboard was hardly bare, but using the draft to stockpile weapons such as WR Michael Pittman Jr. and RB Jonathan Taylor for Philip Rivers is another aggressive move. The Colts are all-in on this season.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
Tampa Bay entered the draft with one primary objective: Protect Tom Brady. Mission accomplished with the Bucs' trade up for RT Tristan Wirfs. I'm interested to see how much Rob Gronkowski has left in the tank though.

4. New Orleans Saints 
Not only are the Saints gearing up for one last run with Drew Brees, they're also planning for life without the most prolific passer in NFL history, extending Taysom Hill, signing Jameis Winston and drafting Tommy Stevens.

 

3. San Francisco 49ers 
The 49ers did a masterful job of manipulating the draft order to land DL Javon Kinlaw and WR Brandon Aiyuk and, remarkably, not even the 49ers' best moves of the weekend. That distinction belongs to the trade for Trent Williams on Day 3.

2. Baltimore Ravens 
Baltimore won 14 games and ranked in the top four on offense and defense in 2019, then added six players over the first two days of the draft, including a potential Marshal Yanda replacement. The Ravens are scary talented.

1. Kansas City Chiefs 
All of the key contributors from the Super Bowl championship roster return, plus the Chiefs addressed their most glaring need with the 32nd pick in the draft, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

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