Morning take: 'Ziggy' impressive

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the top stories Tuesday in the AFC North:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick Evander "Ziggy" Hood is starting to impress during offseason workouts.

Morning take: Hood is in a good spot in Pittsburgh. He will be in the rotation at defensive line but not as a starter, which will give him reps for experience and yet enough time to learn the NFL game.

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall pleaded guilty to reckless operation of a vehicle following an April 5 incident. He is required to perform 64 hours of community service and attend a three-day driving program.

Morning take: Now that the judicial system has run its course, it is up to the league to decide whether it wants to take further action for Hall's off-the-field misconduct.

Morning take: With starter Todd Heap (back) and backing L.J. Smith (groin) still recovering from injuries, rookie Davon Drew is getting a lot of reps this offseason. But if everyone gets healthy this summer, this could turn out to be an area of strength for Baltimore.

Morning take: I question if Williams, a natural 4-3 defender, will ever be fully comfortable playing in a 3-4. It will be up to the new coaching staff in Cleveland to get the best out of Williams in an unnatural role.