NFL Draft: AFC North Day 2 recap

NFL Draft: AFC North Day 2 recap
May 10, 2014, 10:00 am
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With the second day of the draft in the books, it’s time to see how the other teams in the AFC North fared on Friday:

CLEVELAND
2nd round – G/T Joel Bitonio (Nevada)
3rd round – LB Chris Kirksey (Iowa)
3rd round -  RB Terrance West (Towson)
The Johnny Manziel mania died down a bit Friday as the Browns dealt with the stunning news that they could be without wide receiver Josh Gordon for at least a lengthy portion of the season because of a failed drug test. Rather than grab a receiver, though, they shored up the offense elsewhere, grabbing Bitonio, who could start at guard, and then trading up for West, the Baltimore native and Towson star. At least West will still be playing once a year in his hometown. That makes five picks in the first three rounds for the Browns, who also picked up an extra first-rounder for next year.

CINCINNATI
2nd round – RB Jeremy Hill (LSU)
3rd round – DE Will Clarke (West Virginia)
The Bengals found a solid running back complement to Giovanni Bernard, who was a second-round pick last season. In the third round, the Bengals added to their impressive defensive front with Clarke, who joins Robert Geathers, and Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins.


PITTSBURGH
2nd round – DE Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)
3rd round – RB Dri Archer (Kent State)
The Steelers appear to be giving their aging defense a facelift. After selecting OLB Ryan Shazier in the first round, they took Tuitt, who had 21 ½ sacks at Notre Dame. The Steelers went for straight speed in the third round in Archer, a 5-8, 173-pound all-purpose burner who could be an immediate factor in the return game.