The AFC North had an incredible Draft. Lot's of talent was added. The Draft's been graded and picked over and we will not be going over the ???Draft Value' of the draftees'. We will be looking at players that were added and how they might benefit their respective teams.
The Potential Ratings are as follows:
5 - Star
4 - Starter/Major Contributor
3 - Contributor
2 - Roster Spot
1 - Practice Squad
0 - Washout
ST - Short Term
LT - Long Term
Let's dive right in:
The Draft (AFC North Teams in Draft order from last to first)
#6 Andre Smith, OT, Alabama. So he did and said some stupid things at the Combine and he doesn't look good with his shirt off. He can play the position and may be the most Pro Ready lineman in the Draft. At #6 I would have gone for one of the other OT's that showed up to compete at the Combine, but if he is not lazy and looking to win the Lottery, he could be a force for years to come. 3.5 ST, 4.5 LT.
#21 Alex Mack, C, California A player a lot of Mock Drafts had for the Steelers. The best of a really good Center crop should be the anchor and Play Caller for the Brown's O-line for years to come. 3.5 ST, 4.5 LT.
#23 Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi. A book, a movie and now a Raven? Well two out three's not bad. Has character and talent, should be a Steeler, oops, an elite lineman for the hated Ravens. 3.5 ST, 4.5 LT.
#32 Ziggy (Don't call me Evander) Hood, DE, Missouri. Not the typical Flagon of Ale and Meat off the Bone Steeler-type D-lineman. Has strength and motor, but also is a technique guy and more than a little cagey. Good lateral movement off the initial bump. Maybe a switch up for Lebeau's front three? Will get some time this year and could develop into something special. 3.5 ST, 4.5 LT.