Vikings don’t move in post-draft power rankings

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Kyle Ratke
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The 2021 NFL Draft is over.

Most experts agree that the Vikings did a nice job with the draft. How much did it impact their post-draft power rankings over at NFL.com? Well, it didn’t.

The Vikings remained at 17th in Dan Hanzus’ rankings.

Here’s what Hanzus wrote about the Vikings:

RGIII got his shots off at Kirk Cousins’ expense, but we don’t imagine the oft-maligned (and perpetually productive) quarterback will lose snaps to third-round pick Kellen Mond in 2021. In fact, this draft went quite well for Cousins, who witnessed a significant talent infusion at pass protection with the arrival of tackle Christian Darrisaw (23rd overall) and interior lineman Wyatt Davis (third round). Minnesota traded down in the first round, gaining a pair of third-round picks from the Jets to move back nine spots in the draft. Coming out of Thursday night with extra picks and a potential stud at tackle in Darrisaw counts as a big win.

I have a hard time thinking the Vikings are the 17th team in the NFL. It feels like they are better than that. Their defense won’t be as bad as last season with an upgrade in the secondary and the return of Danielle Hunter. Plus, the offensive line almost has to be better than it was last year, right?

To round out the NFC North, the Bears rank 18th, the Lions rank 32nd and the Packers rank fourth.