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What All AFC North Teams Need in the 2010 NFL Draft

Yahoo Sports has a breakdown of what all 32 teams need in the upcoming NFL Draft in April. Below are the AFC North teams with a link to the whole article.



Needs: A deep-threat receiver and a tight end who can block and catch.

Strengths: Bengals have one of best cornerback tandems in Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall.


Needs: A big-play wide receiver to provide Joe Flacco a viable target along with venerable Derrick Mason.

Strengths: Running game behind Ray Rice and young offensive line that includes tackles Jared Gaither and Michael Oher.


Needs: A cornerback and additional help for aging defense in which nearly every starter is 30-plus—and a healthy Troy Polamalu and Aaron Smith

Strengths: Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm, dependable receivers.


Needs: A quarterback. Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson have both failed prolonged tryouts; dependable right tackle to balance offensive line heavily tilted to Joe Thomas’ side

Strengths: Exceptional special teams with KR Joshua Cribbs, K Phil Dawson and P Dave Zastudil.

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  1. Carl Self

    February 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

    No one fears our once superb defense ,,,get rid of Gay, towsend ,Clark & get some big hitters ..Keep Joe Burnett , ike Taylor , & Troy and rebuild from here !!!

  2. George H

    February 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Theres not much to rebuild upon. The defense is still pretty solid with the exception of the secondary and some depth. With Troy were the best D in the game…without, well we all saw what happens. The trick is that we cant depend on Troy as much as we do. The Steelers desparately need to improve the secondary or its going to be another long year

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