AFC North draft wrapup

A look at how the Steelers' AFC North Division opponents fared in the NFL Draft:


BALTIMORE:** Five of the Ravens' seven selections were defensive players, including their first four picks _ Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey (first round), Houston linebacker Tyus Bowser (second round), Michigan defensive end Chris Wormley (third round) and Alabama linebacker Tim Williams (fourth round).

The only offensive players taken were a pair of guards, San Diego State's Nico Siragusa (fourth round; no relation to Tony) and Texas A&M's Jermaine Eluemunor (fifth round).

That left the Ravens still seeking wide receiver help to fortify a position that lost Steve Smith Sr. (retirement) and Kamar Aiken (free agency).

"You know there are going to be players that are going to be released after the draft," General Manager Ozzie Newsome told baltimoreravens.com. "There are going to be players that are going to be released in training camp. We are not done. The draft is a big part of it and we are not done with the 53-man squad that we are going to play with when we open up against Cincinnati.

"Am I going to be spending between now and up until we play Cincinnati to continue to improve the football team and try to get an additional wide receiver? Yes. We will continue to work to get that done."


CINCINNATI:** The Bengals emphasized offense early with the selections of Washington wide receiver John Ross (first round), Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon (second round) and Tennessee wide receiver Josh Malone (second selection, fourth round).

Ross had run an NFL Scouting Combine-record 4.22 40-yard dash in February in Indianapolis.

"It will be tougher to double-team (wide receiver) A.J. (Green) and stack the box with a guy who can run like him," running back Jeremy Hill told bengals.com. "We're excited to get him in here and get him going. Obviously adding Joe to the mix is going to be a big piece for our offense. We've got a lot of talent; it's just getting them out there every day and getting that chemistry with ourselves.

"Probably going to be a lot less eight-man boxes, so very excited about that. Hopefully we can see a lot more seven-man boxes and get some runs going."

CLEVELAND: The Browns continued to make moves and add young talent.

Four trades were completed and 10 players were selected, including three in the first round.

That makes it 24 players drafted, including four first-round picks and three second-selections, over the past two years.

"We like guys that are arrow up," Sashi Brown, Cleveland's executive vice president of football operations, told clevelandbrowns.com. "The longer the arrow is up, the better for us. We're trying to build a group that is going to be together for a long time. For us, that is the really great thing about the last draft class, this draft class and the next one."

Cleveland has 12 picks (including two in the first round and three in the second) in 2018.

The Browns acquired four high-profile prospects this year in Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers and Miami tight end David Njoku (all in the first round), and Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer (second round).

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