Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/23/12
Jamison Hensley at ESPN has been counting down the top-25 players in the AFC North Division for the past couple of weeks. The list will likely end around Training Camp, as he's been roughly been doing one player writeup per day. Hensley has a good pulse on the players in the AFC North as he is the "four-letter network's" division blogger. In case you've missed it, linebacker Thomas Howard kicked off Hensley's list at No.25, tight end Jermaine Gresham came in at No.23, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth landed at No.18, and wide receiver A.J. Green came in at No.10. Now, it's Geno Atkins' turn and he almost cracked the top-five of Hensley's list. Atkins comes in at No.7 overall on the countdown. Of his 2011 performance and 2012 outlook, Hensley writes: Why Atkins is ranked 7th: Remember when there was some concern last year when Cincinnati released Tank Johnson and moved Atkins into the starting lineup? Well, not anymore. Atkins responded with eight sacks, which led all NFL ...
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