The AFC North blog is continuing its series on projecting the starting lineup for each team in the division. Next up is the Cleveland Browns:
QB Brandon Weeden: If a 28-year-old rookie doesn't start right away, there has to be a problem.
RB Trent Richardson: No Madden curse with this running back, just the pressure of being the No. 3 overall pick.
FB Owen Marecic: Two concussions in his rookie season have to be a concern.
WR Greg Little: He finished with 14 drops, tied for second-most in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi: Was second-most targeted player but finished with fifth in receptions.
TE Ben Watson: Suffered three concussions in 2011 but insists he'll continue playing.
LT Joe Thomas: Most consistent performer on Browns' offense went to his fifth Pro Bowl last season.
LG Jason Pinkston: Allowed one sack in 16 starts as a rookie last season.
C Alex Mack: Not even a midseason appendectomy could slow him down last season.
RG Shawn Lauvao: Committed four false starts and three holding penalties last year.
RT Mitchell Schwartz: The second-round pick was the highest-rated right tackle in this draft.
LDE Jabaal Sheard: The second-round pick recorded 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
LDT Phil Taylor: Has strong potential but was up-and-down as a rookie last year.
RDT Ahtyba Rubin: Remains one of the more underrated interior linemen in the league.
RDE Frostee Rucker: Free agent from the Bengals will help slouching run defense.
SLB Scott Fujita: His 50 tackles last season were a career low.
MLB D'Qwell Jackson: Overcame injuries to land a five-year, $42.5 million deal that includes $19 million guaranteed.
WLB Chris Gocong: Has produced 145 tackles in two seasons with the Browns.
LCB: Joe Haden: Finished sixth in the league (and second in the AFC North) with 19 passes defensed in 2011.
SS T.J. Ward: Last year's strong season was cut short by a foot injury.
RCB Dimitri Patterson: His play at nickel back warrants a promotion into the starting lineup.