Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock: AFC North

So, you're tired of all the first-round mock drafts, and the three-round one by Mel Kiper, Jr. didn't satisfy you, either. Well, this seven-round mock draftInsider is the one for you. Scouts Inc. projects every pick in this week's draft. It's an Insider post, so you'll need a subscription to view pick by pick. But I can disclose the selections for each of the AFC North teams. Enjoy.


First round: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Third round: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

Fourth round: Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon

Fifth round: Steve Williams, CB, California, and Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Sixth round: Alvin Bailey, G, Georgia

Seventh round: Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State

Hensley's comments: The Browns upgrade at tight end and find another potential franchise quarterback (this time, taking the Colt McCoy third-round route). The concern is the Browns failed to draft a starting cornerback or address the free safety spot.


First round: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

Second round: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Third round: Le'veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

Fourth round: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida

Fifth round: T.J. McDonald, S, USC

Sixth round: Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State, and Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue

Seventh round: Braden Brown, OT, BYU

Hensley's comments: Jones and Hopkins are considered risks for different reasons, but both address needs for the Steelers. Jones can step into James Harrison's spot, and Hopkins adds a physical presence to the wide receiver group. With Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer both scheduled to be free agents next year, Scouts Inc. has the Steelers taking a top-10 running back in Bell and a projected backup in Gillislee.


First round: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

Second round: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State, and D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina

Third round: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers

Fourth round: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

Fifth round: Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia

Sixth round: Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech, and Sean Renfree, QB, Duke

Seventh round: A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State, and John Lotulelei, ILB, UNLV

Hensley's comments: It would be a mild surprise for the Bengals to take Patterson in the first round considering the coaches' high hopes for Mohamed Sanu. The Bengals would get good value with Watson in the second round, especially if he's going to be the starting right tackle. I like the choices of the aggressive Swearinger and Lattimore, who could end up being the best running back of this draft.


First round: Eric Reid, S, LSU

Second round: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech

Third round: Jonathan Bostic, ILB, Florida

Fourth round: Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State, and Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State

Fifth round: Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA, and J.C. Tretter, G, Cornell

Sixth round: Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State, Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State and Ryan Boyd, QB, Tulane

Seventh round: Jamoris Slaughter, S, Notre Dame, and Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE, Notre Dame

Hensley's comments: The Ravens' three biggest needs are addressed with the first three picks. Reid would start right away, but Patton and Bostic might need more time to develop. Patton projects to be a No. 3 receiver, and Bostic has to become more consistent.