AFC North: A.J. Greeb

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
  • Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo apologized to the Baltimore Ravens for a trade gaffe that caused Baltimore to miss one spot in the first round of the NFL draft.
Morning take: I thought something was fishy last night when Baltimore missed its pick. The Ravens were trying to trade down to No. 29 and apparently there was a snag on the other end with Chicago. Baltimore ended up with cornerback Jimmy Smith at No. 27.
Morning take: Right now it's quarterbacks Jordan Palmer or Dan LeFevour. But rest assured the Bengals will not leave this week's draft without a quarterback to compete with that pair.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert is happy to keep all of his picks and still land defensive end Cameron Heyward.
Morning take: I think the Steelers got good value in Heyward at No. 31. The Steelers have other needs but stayed true to taking the best available player on their board.
  • The Cleveland Browns were among ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton's Day 1 winners.
Morning take: Cleveland didn't make a splash by trading out at No. 6, but you have to look at the big picture. The Browns now have 18 draft choices in the next two years to help rebuild a thin roster.

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