40. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens quarterback: He's never thrown for over 4,000 yards or 25 touchdowns. But, since 2008, Flacco has won 63 games (including playoffs), which is six more than anyone else in the league.
34. Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns cornerback: He's the highest-ranked cornerback in the AFC North, and he deserves to be. He has broken up 37 passes in his first two seasons and has held his own against some of the best receivers in the NFL, from Larry Fitzgerald to Brandon Marshall. His biggest challenge has been A.J. Green.
35. LaMarr Woodley, Steelers linebacker: He looked like the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in the first half of the 2011 season. But a hamstring injury derailed him. Woodley has four sacks in the past 13 games that he's played.
Here's a review of the AFC North players who have already made the ESPN.com list:
53. Marshal Yanda, Ravens guard
54. Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers center
63. Torrey Smith, Ravens wide receiver
84. Trent Richardson, Browns running back
90. Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle
91. Heath Miller, Steelers tight end
95. Antonio Brown, Steelers wide receiver
50. Lardarius Webb, Ravens cornerback
54. Ryan Clark, Steelers safety
62. Lawrence Timmons, Steelers linebacker
66. Michael Johnson, Bengals defensive end
69. Paul Kruger, Browns linebacker
83. Ike Taylor, Steelers cornerback
84. Leon Hall, Bengals cornerback
89. Carlos Dunlap, Bengals defensive end
99. James Harrison, Bengals linebacker