Originally posted on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/24/13

The 2013 1st round pick class had a decent week with a couple touchdowns and some huge defensive performances. None were better than that of Star Lotulelei, who is playing a massive part in the success the Panthers' defense is having. Five of the 32 picks were inactive this week due to injury, so the toll of an NFL season is rearing its ugly head. Here are the update rankings:  1. Shelden Richardson, DE/DT for the Jets, originally drafted 13th: By his standard this was a slower week, but yet he still had 5 tackles. It's incredible how many he's totalling as a defensive lineman but he's just constantly finding the football and bringing guys down. He maintains a very comfortable lead. 2. Alec Ogletree, LB of Rams, originally drafted 30th: A tough loss for his team and a bleak looking future with Sam Bradford done for the year, but he is up one spot with another solid showing. 5 tackles, including one for a loss. 3. Eric Reid, S of 49ers, originally drafted 18th:  He switched places with Ogletree due to a quiet week where he did nothing special. He had 4 tackles. 4. Star Lotulelei, DT of Panthers, originally drafted 14th: He's up two spots after a monster week that saw him graded as the week's top 1st round pick rookie performer. He was a big part of the Panthers shutting down the Rams' offense. He had 6 tackles, including two for a loss, and was positively dominant in the trenches. This vaults him back into the top 5. 5. Desmond Trufant, CB of Falcons, originally drafted 22nd: He stays in fifth after another very good week. He was terrific in coverage and posted 7 tackles. Not that going up against Mike Glennon is a high degree of difficulty or anything! 6. Tyler Eifert, TE of Bengals, originally drafted 21st: He's up two spots for turning in a 3 catch 45 yard performance with a big time touchdown. Considering his team won by 3 points I'd say that was difference making play, and he really made a fantastic catch. 7. DeAndre Hopkins, WR of Texans, originally drafted 27th: A big three spot jump for the receiver. Despite playing with a new quarterback in Case Keenum, he was a useful target. He had 3 catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. 8. Kenny Vaccaro, S of Saints, originally drafted 15th: He's down a spot due to how the scores shook out despite being on a bye week. Some guys behind him (Hopkins and Eifert) performed well while he wasn't playing. 9. Ziggy Ansah, DE/LB of Lions, originally drafted 5th: A rough week for Ansah who drops 5 spots in the standings. Ouch. He didn't do much of anything in this game and the Lions could have used his skillset. Unfortunately he couldn't get any sort of pass rush going. 10. Barkevious Mingo, LB of Browns, originally drafted 6th:  He had 2 tackles and a knock down. Not his best game by any means but he continues to be a threat to passers. He's up two spots.    Travis Frederick, C of Cowboys, originally drafted 31st: He's up a spot and continues to move up the rankings on the heels of another pretty solid week. He was penalized once but otherwise blocked well for Romo and his backs. 10.  A 11. Kyle Long, G of Bears, originally drafted 20th: Another steadily quiet week for Long who continues to do a solid job. 12.   13. D. J. Fluker, T of Chargers, originally drafted 11th: This is the third straight week he played very well. He's starting to get comfortable at right tackle and it's showing. No coincidence that Philip Rivers is enjoying a revival season behind better offensive line play, and Fluker has been a big part of that. 14. Jarvis Jones, LB of the Steelers, originally drafted 17th: He had 2 tackles this week but drops a spot because he was mauled in run support. Largely a disaster absorbing contact in this one. 15. Tavon Austin, WR of Rams, originally drafted 8th: 1 catch for 3 yards and no impact in the return game isn't going to move you up in the standings. He's getting less play time with the offense, too, so maybe the Rams are losing interest. 16. Dion Jordan, DE of Dolphins, originally drafted 3rd: Didn't play this week due to a bye. 17. Sharrif Floyd, DT of Vikings, originally drafted 23rd: He's up 6 spots, the biggest jump this week. That's right he actually made a play and had a sack. 2 tackles, too. 18. Xavier Rhodes, CB of the Vikings, originally drafted 25th: Unlike his defensive teammate Floyd he was a disaster this week and it costs him 3 spots. He was torched by Cam Newton. He had 2 tackles. 19. Matt Elam, S of Ravens, originally drafted 32nd: He was decent as a last line of defense and had 8 tackles, but he didn't do anything particularly well. 20. Cordarelle Patterson, WR of Vikings, originally drafted 29th: Like his teammate Rhodes he's down three spots. 2 catches for 3 yards will do that to you. He's making almost zero impact in the passing game this season. 21. D. J. Hayden, CB of the Raiders, originally drafted 12th: After a very good game last week he fell back down to earth a little bit. He had 2 tackles and was poor in coverage. 22. Justin Pugh, G/T of Giants, originally drafted 19th: For once I'm not going to rope him in with his team as he had, by far, the best game of his young career. Hopefully he's turning a corner because what he's done up to this point has been terrifying. But this was a good sign for Giant hopefuls as Pugh was utterly dominant, especially in the run game. He's up four spots. 23. E. J. Manuel, QB of Bills, originally drafted 16th: He's out with an injury, and the signing of Matt Flynn suggests that it may take a while. Unfortunately for him in this format, if you are out injured you drop in the standings. He will continue to fall for now. 24. Lane Johnson, RT of Eagles, originally drafted 4th: He was very good run blocking this week but continues to struggle in pass protection. He's up a spot. 25. Chance Warmack, G of the Titans, originally drafted 10th: He continues to plummet, down three spots this week. He gave up a sack and did not play well. He's yet to really impress this season. 26. Luke Joeckel, T of the Jaguars, originally drafted 2nd: Out for the year with an injury. As if the Jaguars needed that. Brutal. He'll continue to drop and likely end the season 31st overall. 27. Eric Fisher, T of Chiefs, originally drafted 1st: He looks unfit to be a starter at the moment. He played horrible is all aspects this week and he's stunting the Chiefs' ability offensively. He gave up 4 hurries, a sack, was penalized and generally played like a turnstile. 28. Sylvester Williams, DT of Broncos, originally drafted 28th: He had a tackle for a loss. That's something! Although if he can't get in against the Jaguars he may as well not bother suiting up the rest of the season. 29. Datone Jones, DE of Packers, originally drafted 26th: That's right, I moved him up two spots! Finally he did something right. He had a big 20 yard fumble recovery that set up the Packers' offense in the red zone. 30. Bjoern Werner, DE/LB of Colts, originally drafted 24th: He's injured and out 3-5 weeks. 31. Dee Milliner, CB of Jets, CB of Jets, originally drafted 8th: He continues to nurse his hamstring issue. Hopefully he'll be back soon. 32. Jonathan Cooper, T of Cardinals, originally drafted 7th: Due to a season long injury, he will occupy this spot all season.   Who's Hot DeAndre Hopkins up 3 spots   Who Not Ziggy Ansah down 5 spots

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