AFC North remaining team needs

Breaking down the top six areas to address for every squad in the draft

Originally Published: April 5, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Colt McCoyAP Photo/Tony DejakWill the Browns give Colt McCoy another year to prove he is a franchise quarterback?

With NFL free agency slowing down, teams are in the middle of setting their draft boards for the 2012 NFL draft. No team filled all of its roster holes in free agency, so where are the areas of weakness for each roster heading into the draft?

Here are the top six needs for every NFL team leading into the draft, broken up by division. The AFC will be released Thursday, while the NFC comes out Friday.


Cleveland Browns

Top needs:
1. Quarterback: Right now, their options at QB are starter Colt McCoy and veteran backup Seneca Wallace, but nobody expects it to stay that way. With two first-round draft picks, they will almost surely pick a QB with one of them.

2. Wide receiver: There are some complementary receivers on this roster, but the Browns don't have anything close to a difference-maker at this position. Greg Little is their best receiver, but at best he is a No. 2. As a group, it lacks consistent separation and it rarely gets deep. A vertical WR with speed would really upgrade this offense.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.