Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis tells Michael Silver from Yahoo!Sports that the team's quarterback situation is "a pretty exciting thing for our football team."
Morning take: Lewis, as head coach, must stay optimistic so his team can follow suit. But realistically Carson Palmer's trade demands and threats to retire puts a really dark cloud over the Bengals' 2011 season.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Steelers' interest in Texas cornerback Aaron Williams is legit.
Morning take: Williams is a versatile and physical defensive back, which seems to fit Pittsburgh's aggressive style. Earlier this week, we broke down Williams' strengths and weaknesses.
Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun believes the Ravens struggle picking players in the second round.
Morning take: I disagree with this assessment. Ray Rice, Jamie Sharper, Chris Chester, Gary Baxter, Kim Herring and Dwan Edwards were solid second-round selections by Baltimore. Not every pick has to be a Pro Bowler, particularly after the first round.
Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository writes the Cleveland Browns are preparing for trade winds in the NFL draft.
Morning take: The Browns are in a good spot this year at No. 6. Cleveland has the ability to take the best available player or likely move out of the pick if quarterbacks Cam Newton and/or Blaine Gabbert are available. The Browns have to be prepared for various scenarios.