AFC North 2017: Top needs, NFL draft picks for all teams

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 21, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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BALTIMORE RAVENS

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Baltimore Ravens breakdown: FA, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Baltimore Ravens must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 8-8 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Ravens' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

The Ravens continue their search for help in the secondary, where they only wish cornerback Jimmy Smith could stay healthy. The pass rush also needs to be energized, considering the age that is affecting the unit.

They also have to determine whether the running game can be built around Terrance West.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 2nd AFC North (8-8)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 347.7 (17th)

RUSHING: 91.4 (28th)

PASSING: 256.3 (12th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 322.1 (7th)

RUSHING: 89.4 (5th)

PASSING: 232.8 (9th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

TOP 3 NEEDS

DEFENSIVE BACK

Baltimore's secondary needs another ballhawk that can make game-changing plays. The unit struggles without cornerback Jimmy Smith in the lineup.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

CB:

A.J. Bouye, Houston (26 in August, $1.67M)

Trumaine Johnson, L.A. Rams (27, $13.95M)

Logan Ryan, New England (26, $693K)

Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo (27 in September, $3.02M)

Brandon Carr, Dallas (31 in May, $10M)

Prince Amukamara, Jacksonville (28 in June, $5.5M)

S:

Eric Berry, Kansas City (29 in December, $10.8M)

Barry Church, Dallas (29, $2.2M)

T.J. McDonald, L.A. Rams (26, $732K)

Chris Conte, Tampa Bay (28, $3M)

Quintin Demps, Houston (32 in June, $1.5M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht, Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

CB:

1/10 Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State, 6-0, 195, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

2/15 Teez Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 201, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

3/21 Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, 6-1, 196, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

4/23 Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

5/34 Desmond King, Iowa, 5-11, 206, 4.53, 1-2

S:

1/4 Malik Hooker, Ohio State, 6-2, 205, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

2/6 Jamal Adams (SS), LSU, 6-0, 211, 4.54, 1 (underclassman)

3/13 Jabrill Peppers (SS), Michigan, 6-0, 205, 4.52, 1 (underclassman)

4/43 Budda Baker, Washington, 5-10, 192, 4.52, 2 (underclassman)

5/55 Obi Melifonwu (SS), Connecticut, 6-4, 219, 4.58, 2

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

With Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil in their 30s, the Ravens need a young pass rusher that can aggressively get to the quarterback.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Chandler Jones, Arizona (27, $2.04M)

Nick Perry, Green Bay (27 in April, $5.05M)

Melvin Ingram, L.A. Chargers (28 in April, $2.1M)

DeMarcus Ware, Denver (35 in July, $10M)

Julius Peppers, Green Bay (37, $8.67M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/18 Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 230, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/26 Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 258, 4.58, 1

3/27 Tim Williams, Alabama, 6-3, 252, 4.76, 1

4/31 Haason Reddick, Temple, 6-1, 237, 4.54, 1-2

5/48 T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, 6-4, 243, 4.76, 2 (underclassman)

WIDE RECEIVER

Baltimore needs to add another playmaker or possession receiver with Steve Smith retiring and Kamar Aiken looking to test the free-agent market.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

DeSean Jackson, Washington (31 in December, $6M)

Alshon Jeffery, Chicago (27, $14.6M)

Pierre Garcon, Washington (31 in August, $8.5M)

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland (28 in June, $1.67M)

Anquan Boldin, Detroit (37 in October, $2.75M)

Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota (26 in March, $1.8M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht, Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/8 Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

2/16 Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 6-3, 213, 4.48, 1

3/19 John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, 4.35, 1 (underclassman)

4/37 Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, 5-11, 200, 4.48, 1-2 (underclassman)

5/42 Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, 5-11, 175, 4.39, 2

UFA KEEPERS

NT Brandon Williams (28, $669K)

WR Kamar Aiken (28 in May, $2.553M)

ROSTER REVIEW

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Joe Flacco. Backup -- Ryan Mallett (UFA).

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- Terrance West. Backups -- Kenneth Dixon, Javorius "Buck" Allen, *Lorenzo Taliaferro, Stephen Houston. FB Kyle Juszczyk (UFA).

TIGHT ENDS: Starter -- Dennis Pitta. Backups -- *Benjamin Watson, *Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle, Crockett Gillmore.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- Steve Smith (UFA/retired), Mike Wallace. Backups -- Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken (UFA), Darren Waller, Vince Mayle, Chris Moore, Keenan Reynolds, Michael Campanaro, *Kaelin Clay, *Chris Matthews.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Alex Lewis, C Jeremy Zuttah, RG Marshall Yanda, RT Rick Wagner. Backups -- LT/RG James Hurst, LG/C Ryan Jensen, G Vladimir Ducasse (UFA), *G/C John Urschel, *G/T De'Ondre Wesley.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- DT Timmy Jernigan, NT Brandon Williams (UFA), DE Lawrence Guy (UFA). Backups -- DT Kapron Lewis-Moore, DT Michael Pierce, *NT Carl Davis, DE Brent Urban, *DE Bronson Kaufusi, *DT Willie Henry.

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- OLB Terrell Suggs, ILB C.J. Mosley, *ILB Zachary Orr (retired), OLB Elvis Dumervil (UFA). Backups -- ILB Albert McClellan, LOLB Za'Darius Smith, OLB Matthew Judon, OLB Brennen Beyer, LB Anthony Levine (UFA), ILB Lamar Louis, ILB Patrick Onwuasor, *LB Kamalei Correa, *ILB Cavellis Luckett.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Tavon Young, *RCB Jimmy Smith, SS Eric Weddle, FS Lardarius Webb. Backups -- CB Chris Lewis-Harris, CB Shareece Wright (UFA), CB Jerraud Powers (UFA), *CB Will Davis, *CB Kyle Arrington, *CB Maurice Canady, *CB Sheldon Price, *CB Jumal Rolle, S Matt Elam (UFA), S Marqueston Huff, *S Kendrick Lewis.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Justin Tucker, P Sam Koch, LS Morgan Cox (UFA) KOR/PR Michael Campanaro.

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CINCINNATI BENGALS

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Cincinnati Bengals breakdown: FA, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Cincinnati Bengals must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 6-9-1 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Bengals' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

Cincinnati's playoff streak of five consecutive seasons was snapped in 2016, but head coach Marvin Lewis will return with the goal to solidify the offensive line and get the ground game going again. The Bengals will be deciding whether to re-sign tackle Andrew Whitworth and guard Kevin Zeitler.

On defense, the inside tandem of Geno Atkins and Domata Peko could be broken up if Peko isn't re-signed.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 3rd in AFC North (6-9-1)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 356.9 (13th)

RUSHING: 110.6 (13th)

PASSING: 246.4 (15th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 350.8 (17th)

RUSHING: 113.3 (21st)

PASSING: 237.5 (11th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

*Under UFA=Option not expected to be exercised; expected to be released

TOP 3 NEEDS

RUNNING BACK

Jeremy Hill was inconsistent at best the past two seasons and, with Rex Burkhead likely to bolt in free agency, depth is needed.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh (25, $1.03M)

*Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (32 in March, $14M)

LeGarrette Blount, New England (31 in December, $1M)

Latavius Murray, Oakland (27, $567K)

Eddie Lacy, Green Bay (27 June, $848K)

Darren McFadden, Dallas (30 in August, $1.5M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/5 Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 5-11, 206, 4.43, 1 (underclassman)

2/9 Leonard Fournette, LSU, 6-1, 230, 4.45, 1 (underclassman)

3/24 Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, 6-0, 202, 4.48, 1 (underclassman)

4/60 Alvin Kamara, Tennessee, 5-10, 215, 4.62, 2 (underclassman)

5/86 Joe Mixon, Oklahoma, 6-1, 226, 4.50, 3 (underclassman)

OFFENSIVE LINE

It couldn't hurt to add some depth here if veterans Andrew Whitworth, Eric Winston and Kevin Zeitler leave in free agency.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

OT:

*Russell Okung, Denver (29 in October, $10.6M)

Rick Wagner, Baltimore (28 in October, $576K)

Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville (G; 26 in November, $5.3M)

Matt Kalil, Minnesota (injury; 28 in July, $4.94M)

G/C

T.J. Lang, Green Bay (G/injury; 30 in September, $5.2M)

Ronald Leary, Dallas (G; 28 in April, $2.55M)

JC Tretter, Green Bay (C; 26, $644K)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

OT:

1/14 Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, 6-5, 314, 5.29, 1 (underclassman)

2/25 Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 310, 5.28, 1 (underclassman)

3/38 Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 296, 4.97, 1-2 (underclassman)

OG:

1/33 Dan Feeney, Indiana, 6-4, 304, 5.09, 1-2

2/35 Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, 6-4, 305, 5.12, 1-2

C:

1/64 Ethan Pocic, LSU, 6-6, 307, 5.18, 2

2/80 Pat Elflein, Ohio State, 6-2, 300, 5.22, 2-3

KICKER

Head coach Marvin Lewis expects there to be competition at kicker in training camp. Mike Nugent was cut during the season and journeyman Randy Bullock, who is a free agent, was signed.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Phil Dawson, San Francisco (42, $3.1M)

Greg Zuerlein, L.A. Rams (30 in December, $1.25M)

Nick Novak, Houston (36 in August, $965K)

Steven Hauschka, Seattle (32 in June, $2.85M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/196 Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State, 6-0, 201, 4.91, 5-6

2/219 Jake Elliott, Memphis, 5-09, 166, 4.82, 6

3/337 Adam Griffith, Alabama, 5-10, 191, 4.87, 7-FA

4/424 Rigoberto Sanchez, Hawaii, 5-11, 188, 4.97, FA

5/469 Conrad Ukropina, Stanford, 6-0, 192, 4.92, FA

UFA KEEPERS

T Andrew Whitworth (36 in December, $9M)

G Kevin Zeitler (27 in March, $1.89M)

DT Domata Peko (33 in November, $4.5M)

RB Rex Burkhead (27 in July, $566K)

ROSTER REVIEW

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Andy Dalton. Backups -- AJ McCarron, Jeff Driskel.

RUNNING BACKS: Starters -- Jeremy Hill, *Giovani Bernard. Backups -- Rex Burkhead (UFA), Cedric Peerman (UFA), Ryan Hewitt, Tra Carson.

TIGHT ENDS: Starters -- *Tyler Eifert. Backups -- C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Kroft.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- *A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell (UFA), Tyler Boyd. Backups -- Alex Erickson, Cody Core, James Wright, Jake Kumerow.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Andrew Whitworth (UFA), *RT Cedric Ogbuehi, C Russell Bodine, RG Kevin Zeitler (UFA), *LG Clint Boling. Backups -- RT Eric Winston (UFA), RT Jake Fisher, C T.J. Johnson, RG Christian Westerman.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LDE Carlos Dunlap, NT Domata Peko (UFA), DT Geno Atkins, RDE Michael Johnson. Backups -- LDE Margus Hunt (UFA), NT Pat Sims, DT DeShawn Williams, *DT Marcus Hardison, DT Andrew Billings, RDE Will Clarke, RDE Wallace Gilberry (UFA), *DT Brandon Thompson.

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- SLB Karlos Dansby (UFA), MLB Rey Maualuga, *WLB Vontaze Burfict. Backups -- SLB Marquis Flowers, SLB P.J. Dawson, MLB Vincent Rey, MLB Trevor Roach, WLB Nick Vigil.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Dre Kirkpatrick (UFA), RCB Adam Jones, SS Shawn Williams, FS George Iloka. Backups -- RCB Josh Shaw, RCB KeiVarae Russell, RCB Darqueze Dennard, SS Clayton Fejedelem, FS Derron Smith, *CB William Jackson, *CB Chykie Brown (UFA).

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Randy Bullock (UFA), P Kevin Huber, PR Adam Jones, KOR Alex Erickson, LS Clark Harris, K Zach Hocker (UFA).

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CLEVELAND BROWNS

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Cleveland Browns breakdown: FA, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Combine (March 1-6), the Cleveland Browns must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 1-15 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Browns' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

For the longest time, the Browns have been on a search for the quarterback they can build a contender around. Is this the year they find "the one?" Head coach Hue Jackson hopes so, whether it is in the draft or in a trade.

Aside from that, their priority is upgrading the pass rush and re-signing wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 4th AFC North (1-15-0)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 311.0 (30th)

RUSHING: 107.0 (19th)

PASSING: 204.0 (28th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 392.4 (31st)

RUSHING: 142.7 (31st)

PASSING: 249.8 (21st)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

*UFA=Option not expected to be exercised; expected to be released

&=Released

TOP 3 NEEDS

QUARTERBACK

The Browns passed on a first-round quarterback in 2016 and should fill that hole with the first or 12th pick, either via trade (Jimmy Garoppolo?) or the draft.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Kirk Cousins, Washington (29 in August, $19.95M)

*Tony Romo, Dallas (37 in April, $18M)

Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay (28 in December, $776K)

Brian Hoyer, Chicago (32 in October, $2M)

*Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo (28 in August, $18M)

*Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco (30 in November, $19M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/12 Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina, 6-3, 220, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/20 DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, 6-4, 230, 4.76, 1 (underclassman)

3/29 Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-2, 215, 4.64, 1-2 (underclassman)

4/70 Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, 6-2, 229, 4.84, 2-3 (underclassman)

5/99 Brad Kaaya, Miami (FL), 6-4, 210, 4.84, 3

DEFENSIVE END

Myles Garrett of Texas A&M is rated the top end in the draft. He could be a perfect fit for the Browns' anemic pass rush.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants (28, $10M)

Calais Campbell, Arizona (DT; 31 in September, $11M)

Jabaal Sheard, New England (28 in May, $5.5M)

&Mario Williams, Miami (32, $8.5M)

Charles Johnson, Carolina (31 in July, $3M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., Proj. Rd.)

1/1 Myles Garrett, Texas AM, 6-4, 268, 1 (underclassman)

2/3 Solomon Thomas, Stanford, 6-2, 275, 1 (underclassman)

3/17 Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 265, 1 (underclassman)

4/28 Taco Charlton, Michigan, 6-5, 272, 1

5/32 Charles Harris, Missouri, 6-3, 255, 4.74, 1-2 (underclassman)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

The Browns have to upgrade the offensive line at center, guard and right tackle after allowing a franchise-worst 66 sacks in 2016.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati (36 in December, $9M)

*Russell Okung, Denver (29 in October, $10.6M)

Rick Wagner, Baltimore (28 in October, $576K)

Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville (G; 26 in November, $5.3M)

Matt Kalil, Minnesota (injury; 28 in July, $4.94M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/14 Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, 6-5, 314, 5.29, 1 (underclassman)

2/25 Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 310, 5.28, 1 (underclassman)

3/38 Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 296, 4.97, 1-2 (underclassman)

4/53 Taylor Moton, Western Michigan, 6-5, 330, 5.31, 2

5/59 Roderick Johnson, Florida State, 6-6, 308, 5.34, 2 (underclassman)

UFA KEEPER

WR Terrelle Pryor (28 in June, $1.67M)

ROSTER REVIEW

MAJOR COACHING CHANGES

--DC Gregg Williams replaced Ray Horton.

--QB coach David Lee hired.

--Associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton left.

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Robert Griffin III. Backups -- Cody Kessler, &Josh McCown, Kevin Hogan.

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- Isaiah Crowell. Backups -- Duke Johnson, George Atkinson III, Darius Jackson, *Glenn Winston, *Rajion Neal, Danny Vitale.

TIGHT ENDS: Starter -- Gary Barnidge. Backups -- Seth DeValve, Randall Telfer.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- Terrelle Pryor (UFA), Corey Coleman. Backups -- Andrew Hawkins, Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis, Mario Alford. *Josh Gordon, *Jordan Payton. *Dennis Parks, *Rannell Hall.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Joe Thomas, *LG Joel Bitonio, C Cameron Erving, *RG John Greco, RT Austin Pasztor RT (UFA). Backups -- RG Alvin Bailey, C Anthony Fabiano, C Gabe Ikard, RT Shon Coleman, *C Austin Reiter.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- DLE Emmanuel Ogbah, NT Danny Shelton, *DRE Desmond Bryant. Backups -- DRE Jamie Meder, DRE Xavier Cooper, DRE Stephen Paea (UFA), NT Gabe Wright, DLE Carl Nassib, DLE Tyrone Holmes, *DLE Dylan Wynn, *NT Nile Lawrence-Stample.

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- WLB Cam Johnson, ILB Chris Kirksey, MLB Demario Davis, SLB Jamie Collins. Backups -- SLB Joe Schobert, MLB Dominique Alexander, ILB Tank Carder, *WLB Nate Orchard.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Joe Haden, RCB Jamar Taylor, *SS Derrick Kindred, FS Ed Reynolds. Backups -- LCB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, RCB Marcus Burley, &SS Tramon Williams, SS Ibraheim Campbell, FS Tracy Howard, FS Trey Caldwell, *FS Jordan Poyer (UFA).

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Cody Parkey, P Britton Colquitt (UFA), LS Charley Hughlett, KOR/PR Mario Alford.

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS

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Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown: FA, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Pittsburgh Steelers must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 11-5 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Steelers' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

The Steelers rode running back Le'Veon Bell to the playoffs in 2016, and now they are faced with trying to re-sign him. The franchise tag could be coming, with the deadline for that on March 1. They are also hoping to have wide receiver Martavis Bryant back from his suspension, but don't know whether he can be counted on to avoid testing positive again.

On the other side of the ball, the pass defense (rush and coverage) will be a point of emphasis in free agency and the draft.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 1st AFC North (11-5)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 372.60 (7th)

RUSHING: 110.0 (14th)

PASSING: 262.6 (T5th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 342.6 (12th)

RUSHING: 100.0 (13th)

PASSING: 242.6 (16th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

TOP 3 NEEDS

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

James Harrison will be 39 and likely entering his final season. The Steelers need to find his replacement because Jarvis Jones did not work out.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Chandler Jones, Arizona (27, $2.04M)

Nick Perry, Green Bay (27 in April, $5.05M)

Melvin Ingram, L.A. Chargers (28 in April, $2.1M)

DeMarcus Ware, Denver (35 in July, $10M)

Julius Peppers, Green Bay (37, $8.67M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/18 Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 230, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/26 Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 258, 4.58, 1

3/27 Tim Williams, Alabama, 6-3, 252, 4.76, 1

4/31 Haason Reddick, Temple, 6-1, 237, 4.54, 1-2

5/48 T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, 6-4, 243, 4.76, 2 (underclassman)

CORNERBACK

The Steelers need to find a corner opposite Artie Burns who can play in press coverage and handle man-to-man assignments because the pass defense is vulnerable against elite quarterbacks.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

A.J. Bouye, Houston (26 in August, $1.67M)

Trumaine Johnson, L.A. Rams (27, $13.95M)

Logan Ryan, New England (26, $693K)

Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo (27 in September, $3.02M)

Brandon Carr, Dallas (31 in May, $10M)

Prince Amukamara, Jacksonville (28 in June, $5.5M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht, Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/10 Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State, 6-0, 195, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

2/15 Teez Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 201, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

3/21 Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, 6-1, 196, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

4/23 Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

5/34 Desmond King, Iowa, 5-11, 206, 4.53, 1-2

WIDE RECEIVER

Antonio Brown is entering the final year of his contract and Martavis Bryant's future is uncertain. It's time to restock the position.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

DeSean Jackson, Washington (31 in December, $6M)

Alshon Jeffery, Chicago (27, $14.6M)

Pierre Garcon, Washington (31 in August, $8.5M)

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland (28 in June, $1.67M)

Anquan Boldin, Detroit (37 in October, $2.75M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht, Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/8 Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

2/16 Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 6-3, 213, 4.48, 1

3/19 John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, 4.35, 1 (underclassman)

4/37 Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, 5-11, 200, 4.48, 1-2 (underclassman)

5/42 Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, 5-11, 175, 4.39, 2

UFA KEEPERS

RB Le'Veon Bell (25, %$1.03M)

OLB James Harrison (39 in May, $1.375M)

ILB Lawrence Timmons (31 in May, $9.6M)

ROSTER REVIEW

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Ben Roethlisberger. Backups -- Landry Jones (UFA), Zach Mettenberger.

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- Le'Veon Bell (UFA). Backups -- DeAngelo Williams (UFA), Fitzgerald Toussaint, FB Roosevelt Nix.

TIGHT ENDS: Starter -- Jesse James. Backups -- Ladarius Green, Xavier Grimble, David Johnson (UFA).

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- Antonio Brown, *Martavis Bryant, Eli Rogers. Backups -- *Markus Wheaton (UFA), Sammie Coates, Cobi Hamilton, Demarcus Ayers, Darrius Heyward-Bey.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Alejandro Villanueva, LG Ramon Foster, C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, RT Marcus Gilbert. Backups -- *T Ryan Harris, *T Jerald Hawkins, *C/G Cody Wallace (UFA), C/G/ B.J. Finney, C/G/T Chris Hubbard, T Brian Mihalik.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- *DLE Cameron Heyward, NT Javon Hargrave, DRE Stephon Tuitt. Backups -- DLE L.T. Walton, DRE Ricardo Mathews (UFA), NT Daniel McCullers, DRE Johnny Maxey.

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- ROLB James Harrison (UFA), ILB Lawrence Timmons (UFA), ILB Ryan Shazier, LOLB Bud Dupree. Backups -- ROLB Jarvis Jones (UFA), LOLB Arthur Moats, ROLB Anthony Chickillo, ILB Vince Williams, ILB Tyler Matakevich, ILB L.J. Fort, *ILB Steven Johnson.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Artie Burns, RCB Ross Cockrell, SS Sean Davis, FS Mike Mitchell. Backups -- RCB William Gay, *LCB Senquez Golson, LCB Justin Gilbert (released), SS Jordan Dangerfield, *SS Shamarko Thomas (UFA), CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, FS Robert Golden.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Chris Boswell, P Jordan Berry, KOR Sammie Coates, PR Antonio Brown, LS Greg Warren (UFA).

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