In this morning's edition of Around the AFC North, we take a brief look at what the latest is on the positions the other teams besides the Browns in the division are leaning toward for the NFL Draft.
It is no secret that the Steelers had had trouble on the offensive line the past few years. It doesn't look like they will be able to get the Pouncey duo unless they trade up, and there is a chance that a lot of offensive linemen could be taken just before they make their pick. Cornerback is also of interest to the Steelers. They are thin at the position and Ike Taylor will need someone to take over his duties in the future. The top three cornerbacks are expected to be off the board when Pittsburgh is on the clock. Either way, they might feel like they are "reaching" if they draft based on position. Could that mean they'll throw us a curveball and draft someone like a running back?
Cincinnati Bengals: Quarterback or Wide Receiver
Are we sold on the fact that the pick is going to be either Cameron Newton, Blaine Gabbert, or A.J. Green? I am, but Cincinnati could certainly throw a curveball the Browns way if they draft a defensive lineman or Von Miller, something Rick Gosselin projected in his second mock draft.
"There's not your Jake Long, Joe Thomas type guy out there, but the collective unit is similar to years past where there's a good stack of players," Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz said. "In the second round, you're going to get an opportunity to take a good one, in the third round.
Baltimore's interests are very similar to Pittsburgh's. They already have the luxury of a good defensive front, so improving the secondary is a good route to go in my book; I agree that they can probably get a decent enough offensive lineman in round two.