AFC North chat rewind

April, 21, 2012
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Just think, by this time next week, the first two rounds of the NFL draft will be complete. For now, hopefully some highlights of this week's AFC North chat will fill your draft void. If this doesn't do the trick, a full transcript can be viewed by clicking here.

Chris Fiegler (Latham, NY): What AFC North team do you think will have the hardest schedule in 2012?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Based on how the schedule is laid out, it has to be the Steelers. The schedule makers did them few favors. Pittsburgh has two home games before Oct. 28 and has a Week 4 bye. That means 13 straight games without a break.

Mitch (Seville, OH): Everyone is going to be looking forward to Browns vs. Robert Griffin III matchup at the end of the year. Do you think that makes it better that it is late in the season or worse for Browns in terms of beating him? Better with more film to study, worse since he'll have more time to learn the pro game?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): You want to get rookies early in the season. They will be less familiar with the offense and the speed of the game will be tough to start out. You would want to see him late if he is getting beat up throughout the season, though.

Drew (JMU): The Ravens don't go out of their way to draft needs in the draft. They always take the best available player. What highly toted prospects in the draft do you think could fall to the Ravens at 29 like Jimmy Smith did last year?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): The Ravens would love to see Alabama linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont'a Hightower to fall as well as Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.

Outlaw (Baltimore): I think the best move for the Ravens is to grab a tall, fast receiver like Stephen Hill or Reuben Randle. Teaming a player like that with Torrey Smith on the outside will really open up the middle of the field and create play action. Thoughts?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I think the Ravens need to think of a wide receiver early because Anquan Boldin might be in his final season with the team. But the Ravens could be thinking of taking one later. Mel Kiper Jr. floated out the name T.Y. Hilton from Florida International. He's a wide receiver who would make an immediate impact as a returner. He's projected to go in the fourth round.

Jordan (Cleveland): Your thoughts on the Asante Samuel to Browns trade rumors?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Other than the Heckert-Philly connection, I don't see it happening. I see Haden and Patterson as the starting CBs this year for the Browns.

Gary Stines (Eglin Air Force Base, FL): Who in your opinion do you see as the No. 2 WR for the Bengals this year? And don't give me the same answer that Marvin Lewis has been saying -- Armon Binns or Brandon Tate.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I think it could be Baylor's Kendall Wright if the Bengals take him with their second first-round pick. I also like Jordan Shipley but he is still recovering from his knee injury.

Taylor Pace (NY): I am just wondering if you think the Bengals have a chance to repeat a winning record finally since 1981-82?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I think the Bengals have an excellent chance of doing so. I think they will make the biggest improvement to the team in this draft.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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