Found April 28, 2013 on
With the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft, it’s time for the speculation and second-guessing to begin. Some interesting drafts were conducted by teams from the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens re-tooled on defense. The Cincinnati Bengals had another very solid draft. The Cleveland Browns appear to be focusing on 2014 while the Pittsburgh Steelers hope they’ve landed their feature running back. Baltimore Ravens- The reigning Super Bowl champions took quite a hit in free agency. Their focus in the draft was to start rebuilding their defense and they did just that. FS Matt Elam will start in week one, filling a need at the safety position. I loved the selection of Arthur Brown at the end of the second. Baltimore stocked up on the defensive line with the addition of DT Brandon Williams, DE John Simon and DE Kapron Lewis-Moore. FB Kyle Juszczyk is a hard hitting prospect. Grade A- Cincinnati Bengals-The Bengals have quietly been putting together very strong drafts in recent years and this...

2013 NFL Draft: Grading & Analyzing The AFC North

Browns:1 (6) – Barkevious Mingo, OLB, Louisiana State3 (68) – Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State6 (175) – Jamoris Slaughter, S, Notre Dame7a (217) – Armonty Bryant, DE, East Central Oklahoma7b (227) – Garrett Gilkey, G, Chadron StateThe Browns didn’t draft much, but they did the smart thing.  They stayed put to grab their guy in Mingo and traded picks in the 4th &...
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