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AFC North Draft Break Down and Draft Grades


AFC North Draft Break down:


Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 NFL Draft Picks:

* Round 1: No. 24 – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

* Round 2: No. 55 – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

* Round 3: No. 87 – Kendrick Green, G, Illinois

* Round 4: No. 128 – Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M

* Round 4: No. 140 – Buddy Johnson, ILB, Texas A&M

* Round 5: No. 156 (From DAL through PHI and MIA) – Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin

* Round 6: No. 216 – Quincy Roche, LB, Miami

* Round 7: No. 245 – Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma

* Round 7: No. 254 – Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech


Position of needs heading into draft: Running Back/ Center/ Edge Rusher/ Cornerback


Fantasy Impact: I feel the Steelers are a Run team... last year they started off 11-0 then faded out mainly due to not being able to run the ball... they answered that fast with their first round selection in Najee Harris and then at first it was a bit of a head scratcher that they picked a TE in the second round in Pat Freiermuth until you look at the tape and see how well he is in blocking.... my take is don’t be scared to trust their ground game this year when picking your fantasy roster. They answered a position of need early on with everything to me except I feel they could have done better and taken a Cornerback before the 7th round.


Draft Grade: B-


Baltimore Ravens 2021 NFL Draft Picks:


* Round 1: No. 27 – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

* Round 1: No 31 – Odafe Oweh, LB, Penn State

* Round 3: No. 94 – Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia

* Round 3: No. 104 – Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU

* Round 4: No. 131 – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

* Round 5: No. 160 (from ARI) – Shaune Wade, CB, Ohio State

* Round 5: No. 171 – Daelin Hayes, DE, Notre Dame

* Round 5: No. 184 – Ben Mason, FB, Michigan


Position of need heading into draft: Defensive Line/ Linebacker/ Wide Receiver/ Safety


Fantasy Impact : I feel they answered their biggest needs early on... let’s not forget they added Sammy Watkins and now pair him with Rashod Bateman I say to FantasyHolics on draft day keep a close eye on Bateman I see him being a reliable WR1 early on.


Draft Grade : A-


Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Picks:

* Round 1: No. 26 – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern

* Round 2: No. 52 (from CHI through CAR ) – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

* Round 3: No. 91 – Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn

* Round 4: No. 110 – James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati

* Round 4: No. 132 – Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State

* Round 5: No. 153 (from DET) – Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia

* Round 5: No. 169 – Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia

* Round 6: No. 211 – Demetric Felton, WR, UCLA


Position of need heading into the draft: Defensive Tackle/ Wide Receiver/ Linebacker/ Cornerback


Fantasy Impact: I was pleased to watch The Browns methodically move through their first three rounds answering their draft needs without reaching. I feel they strengthened their defense to make it much easier on the play calling on offense. Don’t forget they also picked up the fastest player in the draft Anthony Schwartz who ran an Olympic style 4.2 . Someone who I feel will open the field and also be used on punt returns!


Draft Grade : A


Cincinnati Bengals 2021 NFL Draft Picks:


* Round 1: No. 5 – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU

* Round 2: No. 46 – Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

* Round 3: No. 69 – Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas

* Round 4: No. 111 – Cameron Sample, DE, Tulane

* Round 4: No. 122 (From ARI through HOU and NE) –Tyler Shelvin, DT, LSU

* Round 4: No. 139 (from NE) – D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina

* Round 5: No. 149 – Evan McPherson, K, Florida

* Round 6: No. 190 – Trey Hill, C, Georgia

* Round 6: No. 202 – Chris Evans, RB, Michigan

* Round 7: No. 235 – Wyatt Hubert, DE, Kansas State


Position of need headed into draft: Offensive Line/ Wide Receiver / Edge Rusher/ Defensive Tackle


Fantasy Impact: Cincinnati now has one of the most dangerous WR groups in the league. They answered the offensive line issue with selecting 3 lineman and picking one up in free agency along with Thaddeus Moss who is a blocking TE.... all this adds up to giving Burrow more time and creating the biggest wholes Mixon has had to run through ever. I feel Mixon and The Bengals WR will not disappoint fantasy owners this fall!


Draft Grade : A-



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