Preparing for the NFL draft is a never ending process for scouts, GMs and coaches. There are scouts that work 365-days a year to finding that diamond in the rough somewhere in the ranks of college football. All the hours and work put in to each draft board is exhausting.
The work is so exhausting that teams don't even want to think about their opponent's draft boards, but they have to. Every year there will be a player drafted that will ruin at least three other team's hopes of a championship. Sometimes it isn't just about drafting a player that is good for your team, its about drafting a player that could hurt your divisional opponents.
The Ravens, Steelers, Bengals and Browns will all be poking and prodding incoming rookies to see who can fit in to their systems and produce wins. They are also hoping it will directly lead to losses for their divisional rivals.
The list you will read is a list of players that no one inside the division wants another team to select. We will go through the first five rounds and determine the most dangerous player available.
Not every pick will be possible or even likely; certain players will be gone before an AFC North team has the chance to pick them. I will try and keep all the picks within some realm of possibility. Still, in the case one of those players does fall, it could make things very interesting in the AFC North in 2011.
Nick Sero is a writer for TheSportsCannon.com, an online publication specializing in NFL news, previews rumors and analysis as well all of your fantasy sports needs.