Projected 2016 NFL Draft Order: Post Week 1

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Sep 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) makes a touchdown catch against Chicago Bears defensive back Alan Ball (24) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

25. Cincinnati Bengals (No. 3 AFC seed and AFC North Champs)

Andy Dalton has a healthy and reliable tight end for maybe the first time in his career. He appears to be more than comfortable utilizing Tyler Eifert as another weapon to complement A.J. Green and the running game. It looks like the Bengals are poised to make the playoffs again, but it remains to be seen if they can finally win a playoff game.

26. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 5 AFC seed and AFC wildcard)

Andy Reid finally has some reliable pass-catchers in Kansas City and he appears ready to open the playbook. Travis Kelce is quickly emerging as a major offensive threat and will be a nice complement to both Jeremy Maclin and Jamaal Charles. This is a dangerous team because of their new-found explosiveness on offense and pass rush on defense.

27. Arizona Cardinals (No. 5 NFC seed and NFC wildcard)

Carson Palmer looked really good against the New Orleans Saints and could have a really big year. The offense has talent but it will be interesting to see if the running game can overcome Andre Ellington’s durability issues. Of course, Palmer’s health will also play a major role in the team’s success.

28. Dallas Cowboys (No. 3 NFC seed and NFC East Champs)

The injury to Dez Bryant is a tough pill to swallow and could have a major impact on the Cowboys offense. They now need to replace Bryant and DeMarco Murray which isn’t an easy task. The talent on defense is also still a question mark.

29. Denver Broncos (No. 2 AFC seed and AFC West Champs)

It was interesting to see the Broncos pull off the win against the Ravens thanks to their defense rather than Peyton Manning and the offense. The defense should maintain this production with talented players such as Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris.

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30. Seattle Seahawks (No. 2 NFC seed and NFC West Champs)

Nobody is ready to sound the alarm in Seattle despite the Seahawks’ week 1 loss to the Rams. This is an experienced team with plenty of talent to make another Super Bowl run.

31. Green Bay Packers (No. 1 NFC seed and NFC North Champs)

Aaron Rodgers is already in mid-season form and primed to put together another MVP-caliber season. The question is whether or not the defense can do enough to help this team win a Super Bowl. They really struggled against a Chicago Bears’ offense that is far from a dominant group.

32. New England Patriots (No. 1 AFC seed and AFC East Champs)

The Patriots will not have a 1st round pick this year thanks to the deflate-gate scandal. New England will be fine in the short-term but losing a 1st-round pick will have a long-term impact– especially if former 1st-round pick, Dominique Easley, is unable to remain healthy.