NFC North: 2013 post-draft NFL power rankings

ESPN.com's power ranking committee convened this week because, well, why not? NFL teams have made it to the other side of the bulk of player acquisition season. Let's take a look at how NFC North teams stack up:

5. Green Bay Packers
Trending: Up one since March
Comment: Everyone seems to approve of the Packers' draft, which brought a different kind of defensive disruptor in Datone Jones and the promise of a more balanced offense thanks to running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin.

13. Chicago Bears
Trending: Down two since March
Comment: The Bears worked to address two of their biggest needs, offensive line and linebacker. I'm guessing the national perspective will largely be influenced by the surprise of guard Kyle Long at No. 20 overall. I love the way @madstatistician described post-draft fan and media analysis of a draft via Twitter. We tend to "set arbitrary rankings" of players "and then grade teams on deviations from those rankings."

17. Minnesota Vikings
Trending: No change since March
Comment: There continues to be an odd split on the Vikings from voters. Dan Graziano voted them at No. 8, while all other voters had them at No. 17. Consensus at the moment: The Vikings aren't a playoff team.

24. Detroit Lions
Trending: Down two since March
Comment: Has everyone forgotten the Lions' free-agency momentum? Worried that Ziggy Ansah won't be ready to help soon enough? Not sure from this vantage point.

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