AFC North Breakdown

Round 1 – Michael Oher (OT, Ole Miss)
Round 2 – Paul Kruger (DE, Utah)
Round 3 – Lardarius Webb (CB, Nicholis State)
Round 5 – Jason Phillips (ILB, TCU)
Round 5 – Davon Drew (TE, East Carolina)
Round 6 – Cedric Peerman (RB, Virginia)
Round 1 – Alex Mack (C, California)
Round 2 – Brian Robiskie (WR, Ohio State)
Round 2 – Mohamed Massaquoi (WR, Georgia)
Round 2 – David Veikune (DE, Hawaii)
Round 4 – Kaluka Maiava (ILB, USC)
Round 6 – Don Carey (CB, Norfolk St.)
Round 6 – Coye Francies (CB, San Jose St.)
Round 6 – James Davis (RB, Clemson)
Round 1 – Evander Hood (DT, Missouri)
Round 3 – Kraig Urbik (OT, Wisconsin)
Round 3 – Mike Wallace (WR, Ole Miss)
Round 3 – Keenan Lewis (CB, Oregon St.)
Round 5 – Joe Burnett (CB, Cent. Florida)
Round 5 – Frank Summers (RB, UNLV)
Round 6 – Ra’Shon Harris (DT, Oregon)
Round 7 – A.Q. Shipley (C, Penn State)
Round 7 – David Johnson (TE, Arkansas St.)
Round 1 – Andre Smith (OT, Alabama)
Round 2 – Rey Maualuga (ILB, USC)
Round 3 – Michael Johnson (DE, Georgia Tech)
Round 3 – Chase Coffman (TE, Missouri)
Round 4 – Jonathan Luigs (C, Arkansas)
Round 5 – Kevin Huber (P, Cincinnati)
Round 6 – Morgan Trent (CB, Michigan)
Round 6 – Bernard Scott (RB, Abilene Christian)
Round 7 – Fui Vakapuna (RB, BYU)
Round 7 – Clinton McDonald (DE, Memphis)
Round 7 – Freddie Brown (WR, Utah)
Best Pick:  I’ll have to go with the Bengals’ selection in the 2nd round of Rey Maualuga.  Rey was a steal in the 2nd round, and was seen as one of the top Linebackers in this year’s draft, who fell into the Bengals’ lap.  Defense has always been a weak point for the Bengals, and having one of the top LB’s in the draft fall to them in the 2nd round is imaginable.  Cincy struck out with the rash of unfortunate injuries to one of their former LB Prospect, in David Pollack.  Maualuga can be the answer that allows the franchise to make up for that huge loss.
Worst Pick:  I’ll have to go with the Cleveland Browns trading so far down, that they lost out on top TE Prospect Brandon Pettigrew.  With a deal sending Kellen Winslow to the Bucs, there was a huge hole at TE that needed to be addressed, and Pettigrew would’ve been perfect.  The Browns didn’t want to get into a situation of paying a top pick, which is understandable, but there were other options.  Cleveland has two legit QB’s on their team, one of which could have been very movable, after the team acquired another QB in Brett Ratliff, from the NY Jets.  Moving Derek Anderson to a team needy team like the 49ers, Vikings, Jaguars, Rams, or Redskins, seemed like a smarter move.  While the Vikings might have been the most needy of the group, as well as biggest beneficiary, they were unlikely to make another deal for a QB, with the acquisition of Sage Rosenfels.  The Jags, & Rams have aging QB’s, and the Redskins seemed to have lost faith in Jason Campbell, making Anderson a very nice fit in any of those places.
Who Helped Themselves Most:  For once, I’ll have to say I actually like a few of the Bengals’ picks.  If Andre Smith can get over his character issues that plagued him during the combine, the Bengals nailed it with that pick.  While Rey Maualuga is the high profile LB pick, a very versatile and high potential pick, would be Michael Johnson.  Johnson is a physical animal, at 6’7 266lbs, and possess first round talent along with Rey.  The Bengals struck gold with their selection of Keith Rivers, also a former USC Trojan, in last year’s draft.  With the selection of Maualuga and Michael Johnson, are huge additions to a very weak defense, who will surely improve with these selections.

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