Friday, June 21, 2013
Links: Big jump for Bengals' A.J. Green
By ESPN.com staff
Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun continues his opponent previews with a look at the Cleveland Browns.
The Ravens are well represented on NFL Network's top 100 list.
Wide receiver A.J. Green made a huge jump up the rankings this year, coming in at No. 16.
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com: "The run of productive undrafted backers that began with Dan Skuta in 2009 during defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's second season with the club not only highlights his coaching powers, Zimmer's eye for development with former position coach Jeff FitzGerald and current linebackers coach Paul Guenther, and the depth of scouting by player personnel, it also reflects an area of expertise in the head coach's office."
Matt Florjancic of the team's website goes in-depth with an early preview of Cleveland's matchup with the Chicago Bears.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora: "If we weren't already convinced that new offensive coordinator Norv Turner had a major undertaking ahead, well, one look around now closes that case. Make no mistake, none of this has anything to do with the Joe Banner/Mike Lombardi/Rob Chudzinski regime now in place, but after this spring it's increasingly clear just how little they inherited from preceding drafts. And Turner -- maybe the NFL's best offensive play-caller -- will need all of his creativity to overcome a dramatic lack in talent on that side of the ball."
Safety Ryan Clark has made it known he would like to end his career playing for the Steelers.
Should the NFL draft leave New York City, team president Art Rooney II would like to see the Steelers considered as a possible host.