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AFC North Projected Starters

With the NFL season fast approaching Eric Jensen takes a look at the AFC North’s projected starters.

Cleveland Browns Projected Starters

Offensive line? Fixed. Tight end? Added. Tons of weapons, still there. New coach? In the building. No excuses for Baker Mayfield to not be able to light up the NFL. The Browns are a powerhouse waiting to be awoken. A dragon awaiting a peasant to steel from the hoard. A storm dying to be unleashed on the poor village of the AFC North.

Baltimore Ravens Projected Starters

The second most talented offense in the AFC belongs to Baltimore. It’s year three for Lamar Jackson, and there is still probably another jump the young QB can take. The addition of Devin Duvernay at wideout helps with the receiving group looks that pretty deadly. Not to mention the fact the Ravens bring in JK Dobbins, a needed stop gap for Mark Ingram, whose injury arguably cost the Ravens their season.


If you take away the horrific offensive line, the Bengals offense looks pretty dangerous. The addition of Tee Higgins is a step in the right direction, especially considering AJ Greens’ recent injury history. Samaje Perine probably won’t be the running back two instead, that honor with probably be going to Giovani Bernard, who upon watching some Gamepass was ok in pretty limited usage last year. The huge X-factor is the quarterback. To see just how good Joe Burrow is now the question for the Bengals.


The Steelers are full of unknowns. Will Ben Roethlisberger be any good? Can JuJu Smith-Schuster rebound? Does James Conner stay healthy? Those are important questions at almost every spot of the offense. It would not shock me if even fully healthy. The Steelers win only 7-9 games in 2020. The defense is excellent, but the offense doesn’t seem stable.

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