The NFL draft is not a quick fix.
It's meant to be for long-term development of talent, to fill holes down the road or (hopefully) to land a superstar in the making.
But every draft has its instant stud.
Last year, one of the most prolific players in the NFL was rookie Cam Newton. Arguably, the "defensive Cam Newton" was Patrick Peterson, who had a fine rookie season as a corner and a historic rookie season as a return man. And we all saw in the playoffs just how valuable pass-rushers like J.J. Watt and Aldon Smith are.
So, while those type of impact players are few and far between, they do exist, and the teams that landed them greatly improved their chances to claim that coveted prize of a Super Bowl championship.
Taking into account those additions, free-agency additions (and losses), trades and just the overall shape of the roster, here is the hierarchy along the path to the Super Bowl XLVII title.