Morning take: Mike Pouncey to Steelers?

March, 16, 2011
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
  • Will the Pittsburgh Steelers draft Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey?
Morning take: Ideally, Pouncey would drop to No. 31 for Pittsburgh. But I don't see it happening. If the Steelers want Pouncey to join his twin brother, Maurkice, they will likely have to trade up.
  • Cleveland Browns rookie head coach Pat Shurmur is confident the team will be fine despite a lockout.
Morning take: Cleveland is one of the few teams which has to learn a new offense and new defense this offseason. Shurmur and president Mike Holmgren are confident, but the longer this goes, the worse it is for the Browns.
  • Today's pro day for Maryland receiver Torrey Smith will be of interest for the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Baltimore needs a deep threat but not bad enough to get one in the first round. A first-round receiver would be, at best, a No. 3 option for the Ravens. A first-round right tackle has a chance to start in Week 1.
  • The Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals are among the teams showing interest in Baylor guard Danny Watkins.
Morning take: Watkins is a prospect to watch for this division. To some degree, every AFC North team has questions on the offensive line, and Watkins could be a target late in the first round or early in the second round.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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