The Hotsheet: AFC North
|Trade for Boldin would have been a home run, but Ravens still did very well. Getting T Michael Oher at No. 23 was a terrific pick. Second-round DE Paul Kruger could help in pass-rush situations.||B+|
Did extremely well getting a big-time left tackle at sixth overall in Andre Smith, a first-round talent in LB Rey Maualuga in the second and gifted DE Michael Johnson and solid TE Chase Coffman in the third round.
|Browns were in need of an impact player, especially on defense, but didn’t get one after trading down repeatedly in the first round before taking C Alex Mack. Did well with second-rounders in WRs Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi and DE David Veikune.||C-|
|First-round DT Evander Hood should help some, but the Super Bowl champs really needed a solid young tackle who eventually could help QB Ben Roethlisberger avoid taking so many hits.||C-|
-- Mark Maske