Morning take: Ravens' mock draft

April, 18, 2011
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Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
  • Will the Baltimore Ravens take Colorado corner Jimmy Smith with the No. 26 pick?
Morning take: Smith has talent but comes with some character concerns. The Ravens took that risk last year with Sergio Kindle and may go safer with their top pick in 2011.
Morning take: Players have told me losing a Super Bowl is one of the worst feelings in sports. The Steelers have the talent to make it back, but there's plenty of history against them.
  • Will Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus make it to the Cleveland Browns at No. 6?
Morning take: That probably won't happen. Dareus may be the safest pick of the defensive linemen and probably will go in the top five.
  • With starter Cedric Benson an unrestricted free agent, will the Cincinnati Bengals look at running backs in the NFL draft?
Morning take: This position should be in consideration at some point in the draft. Both Benson and Brian Leonard are free agents, and Cincinnati should probably add some depth in the middle rounds for insurance.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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