Links to the Best in AFC North Coverage, 2/27 Edition
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In today's news and links roundup around the AFC North, the NFL Scouting Combine takes center stage, with a number of draft targets' stock rising and falling.
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy breaks down Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's comments at the NFL Scouting Combine about the team's needs in the secondary.
From Bleacher Report, Matt Gray highlights two offensive guards who made an impression at the scouting combine and should be on the Bengals' radar, while Scott L. Hutchinson discusses two former University of Cincinnati prospects that the Bengals should be taking a closer look at.
It no longer appears that the Cleveland Browns are frontrunners in the Robert Griffin III sweepstakes.
Pro Football Talk reports that John Czarnecki of FoxSports.com said the team is showing "weird, uninterested signals" in trading up to draft him while they cite CBS Sports' Mike Freeman's report that the Redskins, Dolphins and Seahawks have expressed more interest than Cleveland.
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Bleacher Report's Benjamin Flack, however, contends that RG3 must be the Browns' target in this year's draft.
The Baltimore Sun's Ravens insider Jeff Zrebiec details linebacker Vontaze Burfict's meeting with the Ravens at the scouting combine. Burfict adds that current Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is his role model.
Alex Guy of Bleacher Report says the Baltimore Ravens need to look to guard Cordy Glenn, who impressed at the combine, to help bolster their offensive line.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac also thinks that Vontaze Burfict could be a good fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as the heir to James Harrison. Dulac also discusses defensive lineman Dontari Poe, who could be the team's potential first-round draft target.
Bleacher Report's Nick Signorelli says the Steelers need to cut more veteran players and become committed to a youth movement across the roster.
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