Todd McShay's mock 5.0: AFC North style

April, 12, 2012
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ESPN's Todd McShay offered the fifth version of his 2012 mock draft Insider this week. It's a little different than his previous ones because he discusses the different scenarios facing each team. Here's a look at the AFC North part of it:

4. Cleveland Browns

Version 1.0: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Version 2.0: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Version 3.0: Richardson

Version 4.0: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Current pick: Richardson

Hensley's comment: I've been on board for the past few weeks with this selection. McShay brings up the possibility of the Browns taking Blackmon or quarterback Ryan Tannehill here. For me, Richardson is the clear-cut choice. Blackmon lacks elite speed and Tannehill is too much of a risk.

17. Cincinnati Bengals

Version 1.0: David DeCastro, G, Stanford

Version 2.0: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Version 3.0: Kirkpatrick

Version 4.0: DeCastro

Current pick: DeCastro

Hensley's comment: McShay believes the decision to take DeCastro would be tougher if Alabama safety Mark Barron was available here, too. My feeling is the Bengals don't think twice about taking DeCastro here unless wide receiver Michael Floyd surprisingly falls (which won't happen).

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Version 1.0: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Version 2.0: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

Version 3.0: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

Version 4.0: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

Current pick: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Hensley's comment: Like McShay, I could see the Bengals addressing corner at this spot if someone like Kirkpatrick is still on the board. But taking Wright makes sense. His speed and playmaking ability would prove troublesome to defenses focusing their attention on A.J. Green.

22. Cleveland Browns

Version 1.0: Kevin Reddick, OLB, North Carolina

Version 2.0: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Version 3.0: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

Version 4.0: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

Current pick: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Hensley's comment: Not sure I would go with Martin, especially with Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill on the board. The Browns can get an offensive tackle like Bobby Massie early in the second round.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

Version 1.0: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Version 2.0: Adams

Version 3.0: Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

Version 4.0: Hightower

Current pick: Hightower

Hensley's comment: I can see Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn being tempting at this pick for the Steelers, but McShay has him going at No. 18 to San Diego. Hightower would step into the void left by James Farrior. Pittsburgh could also take an offensive lineman or cornerback in the first round.

29. Baltimore Ravens

Version 1.0: Adams

Version 2.0: Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State

Version 3.0: Peter Konz, C-G, Wisconsin

Version 4.0: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

Current pick: Smith

Hensley's comment: If Smith is the best player available here, I can see the Ravens trying to move back. There's also a chance that the Ravens could try to move up if Hill slips down around their range. One name that McShay mentioned -- Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler -- is another possibility here.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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