Matt Elam will be asked to pick up where Ed Reed left off. (Credit)
Pick for pick, I’d argue that no division had a better 2013 NFL Draft than the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens just won the Super Bowl, so clearly their front office is doing something right. The Cincinnati Bengals have made the postseason three out of the past four years, and look poised to remain in the AFC playoff picture. The Pittsburgh Steelers had an off year, but are perennially one of the league’s best-run franchises. And yes, things are looking up (not really, but still) even for the Cleveland Browns, where a new GM has made some aggressive moves.
Below are recaps for all four teams’ drafts, with projected starters and late round players who will have a surprising impact.
Along with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, the Browns had the fewest draft picks in this year’s draft, with five. On top of that, three of those five were in the last two rounds, so they really didn’t hav...