Morning take: Should Browns and Lions deal?
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
- Should the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions swap the No. 1 and No. 5 overall picks for Browns quarterback Derek Anderson?
Morning take: Unless the Browns are considering Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first round -- and they're not -- I don't see how this deal works for Cleveland. Anderson for Detroit's second-round pick sounds more helpful.
- The Baltimore Ravens could have a steal available late in the draft if Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew is available.
Morning take: That may be correct. But tight end is down the list of needs that should begin with cornerback and receiver. The Ravens should be thinking more along those lines in the first round.
- There are plenty of solid offensive tackles available in this year's draft, and the Cincinnati Bengals could use one of them.
Morning take: Indeed, the defense looks young and hungry in Cincinnati. Keep quarterback Carson Palmer upright next year and the Bengals have some sleeper potential.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers put the franchise tag on offensive tackle Max Starks.
Morning take: It appears the Steelers decided on their best free-agent offensive lineman. I would be surprised if they do not work out a long-term contract with Starks to free up some of the $8.451 million in cap room he is currently taking up.