2015 NFL Draft: How the AFC North Graded Out
By Thomas Moore
Oct 26, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) reacts after scoring the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as Wake Forest Demon Deacons cornerback Kevin Johnson (9) looks on at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone and there is little doubt that the Cleveland Browns are in a better place today than they were at this time last week.
But while the Browns improved the roster with an NFL-high 12 selections, the franchise doesn’t operate in a vacuum, as the competition in the AFC North Division was working hard to stay competitive in the NFL’s version of the Group of Death.
Now that the draft grades are in, we thought we’d take a look at how a few respected sites graded not only the selections the Browns made, but also what Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh accomplished over the three-day weekend in Chicago.
We looked at Sports Illustrated, NFL.com, CBSSPorts.com and Pro Football Focus to find out what they had to say about the work done by Ray Farmer, Ozzie Newsome, Mike Brown and Kevin Colbert.
We’ll start off with Chris Burke from Sports Illustrated.
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