AFC North: Johnthan Banks

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. put together his Mock 4.0 Insider which looks a lot like his previous version in terms of the AFC North. The only change in the first-round picks is with the Baltimore Ravens, and Kiper still has them taking a safety. As always, you'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire post. But I can give you some of Kiper's predictions on the AFC North teams:

6. Cleveland Browns

Kiper's first-round pick: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

Kiper's second-round pick: No pick.

Hensley's comment: This remains a trendy pick even though the Browns signed Paul Kruger in free agency and plan to convert Jabaal Sheard to outside linebacker. Jordan would be the best player available at this spot. He has the makings of being a great 3-4 outside linebacker. Jordan is an explosive pass-rusher who has the athleticism to cover in space.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers

Kiper's first-round pick: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Kiper's second-round pick: Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia

Hensley's comment: Kiper feels that this would be a good fit for the Steelers. Pittsburgh does need a backup plan for Heath Miller because his status for the early part 2013 is uncertain after tearing his ACL in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Miller's salary jumps to $6 million in 2014, the final year of his contract. It's debatable whether taking a tight end at this point is too high.

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Kiper's first-round pick: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

Kiper's second-round pick (from Oakland): Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse

Kiper's second-round pick: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State

Hensley's comment: This pick only makes sense if the Bengals are taking the best player available. The Bengals already have a decision at middle linebacker with Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga. So, I can't see the Bengals targeting another inside linebacker. Ogletree is going to be an impact player, but the Bengals have bigger needs to address like safety, outside linebacker and right tackle.

32. Baltimore Ravens

Kiper's first-round pick: John Cyprien, S, Florida International

Kiper's second-round pick: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Hensley's comment: Kiper still has the Ravens taking a safety, but he had them selecting Florida's Matt Elam in his previous mock draft. Cyprien already has the look of an NFL safety and is an aggressive tackler. He'll play like a strong safety but he is effective in playing Cover 2. As I've said before, teams often find great value at this position late in the first round.
The Browns wanted to lure Brent Grimes to Cleveland so much they sent a private jet to collect him for his free-agent visit March 16. Now, there's a report that the cornerback could land somewhere else.

Grimes, who also visited Miami, could reach a deal there "soon," according to CBS Sports. If Grimes checks out medically -- he tore his Achilles tendon in last season's opener -- he is the best cornerback left in free agency. The Browns could team him with Joe Haden, giving them one of the best corner tandems in the league. If Grimes signs with the Dolphins or elsewhere, the Browns will have a major hole at that spot.

It's surprising that Cleveland hasn't been more aggressive in trying to replace last season's starter, Sheldon Brown, who isn't expected to be re-signed. The other top free-agent corners -- Sean Smith (Kansas City), Aqib Talib (New England) and Chris Houston (Detroit) -- are gone. There is a dropoff from Grimes to the other defenders still on the market.

Here are some of the corners left in free agency (and it's not a promising group):

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota: He could accept an offer from another team before making a visit to the Redskins. Winfield, who will turn 36 in June, has reportedly drawn interest from two other teams (which haven't been identified). While his play is on the decline, Winfield had a strong season in 2012 and has enough athleticism to be an effective starter.

Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia: The one-time best corner in the game is reportedly torn between playing for the 49ers and the Saints. It looks like he'll be off the market soon.

DeAngelo Hall, Washington: There were reports that he had signed with Detroit, but the Lions aren't interested in him. Hall has received very little attention. He sometimes takes too many risks to make a play, but he is a solid tackler and is very experienced.

Quentin Jammer, San Diego: He is a physical, durable corner who has drawn no interest and could be signed for cheap. The drawback with Jammer is his lack of speed. He's at his best in press coverage and likes to deliver big hits.

Mike Jenkins, Dallas: He has been linked to the Raiders and is scheduled to visit the Jaguars on Thursday. Jenkins was relegated to being Dallas' dime back last season, and it would be a surprise to see him become a starter again.

Tracy Porter, Denver: Porter visited the Saints and Raiders this week and should make a decision soon. He is only 26 and has a good feel for the game. But there is some concern after seizures and a concussion ruined his 2012 season.

If the Browns don't address cornerback in free agency, they'll be forced to take one in the early rounds of the draft. Cleveland has shown an interest in the top cornerbacks in this year's draft. Alabama's Dee Milliner and LSU's Tyrann Mathieu, formerly known as the "Honey Badger," are both scheduled for pre-draft visits, according to The Plain Dealer. Milliner could drop to the Browns at the No. 6 overall pick, and Mathieu is projected to go in the third round.

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