In ESPN.com’s most recently released power rankings, writers and bloggers wrote the Giants are the 12th-best team in the NFL.
Following the NFL Draft, the Giants climbed up two spots from No. 14. As NFC East blogger Dan Graziano points out, the Giants didn’t wow with their picks, but they did improve.
“A typical Giants draft — nothing flashy, just some building blocks to keep the roster deep,” he writes.
The top spot in the rankings is filled by the Seahawks, who were at No. 1 prior to the draft, but did improve with depth at the running back and defensive tackle positions.
Following Seattle is the 49ers, citing the addition of Eric Reid at safety; the Broncos, which added defenders; and the Falcons, who addressed secondary concerns in the first round.
The Packers and Patriots swapped positions, with Green Bay taking No. 5, pointing out New England did not find any immediate starters during the draft.
The Texans, Ravens, Bengals and Colts, respectively round out the top 10.
Like New York, NFC East rival Washington also climbed up two spots in the power rankings, taking the No. 11 spot right ahead of the G-Men. The Cowboys currently hold the No. 20 spot, dropping two spots after drafting a center in Round 1, while Philadelphia landed at 25, climbing up one spot.
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