NFL power rankings 2021: Chiefs reign in way-too-early projections; 49ers, Cowboys rise as Saints, Steelers tumble

Feb 7, 2021 at 5:20 AM--


With Super Bowl 55 just in the books, Sporting News re-ranks all NFL teams from No. 1 through No. 32 looking far ahead to the start of the 2021 season.
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By David Bonilla
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Power rankings in May don't mean a lot, especially when you throw in figuring out how an unproven crop of rookies will impact a team's future success. "The NFL draft and the Power Rankings don't mix," wrote NFL.com contributor Dan Hanzus. That didn't stop him from trying. Hanzus released his latest power rankings, his first since a post-free-agency version in March, and has the San Francisco 49ers jumping up three spots to No. 9. The Niners' draft features the No. 3 overall pick, Trey Lance of North Dakota State. The team also added two offensive linemen in Aaron Banks and Jaylon Moore, two running backs in Trey Sermon and Elijah



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By David Bonilla
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Kyle Shanahan on why 49ers traded all the way to No. 3 for Trey Lance, impact of Jimmy Garoppolo

By David Bonilla
15 hrs ago

The San Francisco 49ers made headlines and generated a lot of interest in this year's draft when the team traded up to the No. 3 overall pick in March, targeting North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance. Of course, the Niners' brain trust of head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch kept its preference under wraps for the month between the trade and calling in the actual selection. Lance didn't even know he would be the pick until Lynch and Shanahan called him on draft night, welcoming him to the 49ers. Some have criticized the move all the way up to No. 3, believing that Lance could have been had with a lower selection. However, the team made it clear that the move into the top three, with the first two selections being almost a certainty, created a situation


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