This is how I rank the positions (based on importance):
1) QB-Manning is on top of this list followed by McNabb...After those 2, there seems to be a gap of about 10 passing TDs until the next group of QBs led by C-Pepp, Bulger, etc.
2) TE-Gonzo on top (ridiculously consistent, WR-like numbers every year) followed by Gates....dropoff (difference of ~5 receiving tds) (similar to the QBs)-Shockey, Crumpler, Witten, etc.
3)RB/WR-These are nearly equal in value especially with the abundance of good RBs available and somewhat of a droppoff in the quality of WRs...both has several 1st tier players (Terrell Owens, LT, etc) and an abundance of 2nd/3rd tier players that can outscore a top WR/RB any given week (e.g., Chris Brown, Drew Bennett, etc.)
5) DEF-Baltimore is on top by itself...slight gap....Steelers, etc.
6) K-somewhat unpredictable (just look at what happened to Vanderjagt and Wilkins)... just get Vinatieri
(note: just because I have TE ranked no. 2 doesn't mean that you should draft a TE in the 2nd round!)
After saying that, I might just draft 3 RBs in the 1st 3 rounds cuz I fear change
. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.