Week 3: 2013 NFL Mock Draft

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Week 3: 2013 NFL Mock Draft
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A season after offenses lit the NFL on fire, the elite quarterbacks in the league are struggling to create explosive plays, and the state of football appears more balanced than in recent years as a result.

In fact, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are a combined 2-7 heading into Week 4, and all have struggled to score in key moments of games.

This, while teams with outstanding defenses and mediocre quarterbacks are sitting at the top of the standings.

While it's certainly too early to call that a trend, given that we're just three full weeks into the season, it does appear that teams like San Francisco, Arizona and even Seattle can win games with a great defense and a quarterback making just enough plays.

The 2013 draft is loaded with defensive talent, which means there will be plenty of chances for teams like New Orleans, which can't stop anyone, to get some much-needed help on that side of the ball.

When it comes to difference-makers on offense, they are few and far between, although this is a deep group at the quarterback position.

Plenty of player and team shuffling has taken place in the last few weeks, which, like every season, will continue right up until the last moment.

The top-rated player on the board is new, but unfortunately for Cleveland fans, the top team on the board isn't.

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