AFC North: Ranking Each Team's 2011 Draft with Grades

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AFC North: Ranking Each Team's 2011 Draft with Grades
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A key component in winning a division crown is the ability to draft not only to your needs, but to draft in response to the three teams that you will play a total of six times a year. The AFC North is known to be hard-nosed, uncompromising football with underrated playmakers on each squad.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have dominated the AFC North over the past decade. The Cincinnati Bengals made some noise a few years and the Cleveland Browns have not played postseason ball since 2002. An effective way for the latter two teams to flip the switch is to draft well.

Let’s rank the four AFC North teams in order from best to worst and slap them with a grade as well.

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