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AFC North - 2019 Offseason Transactions
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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC North



Baltimore Ravens

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
GM Ozzie Newsome (retired)
OC Marty Mornhinweg

Hired:
GM Eric DeCosta
OC Greg Roman

Player Additions:

RB Mark Ingram (from New Orleans)
FS Earl Thomas (from Seattle)
CB Justin Bethel (from Atlanta)
WR Seth Roberts (from Oakland)
LB Shane Ray (from Denver)
WR Michael Floyd (from Washington)

Player Subtractions:

OLB Za’Darius Smith
QB Joe Flacco
WR Michael Crabtree
RB Alex Collins
S Eric Weddle
RB Buck Allen
DT Brent Urban
WR John Brown
LB C.J. Mosley
RB Ty Montgomery
OLB Terrell Suggs
TE Maxx Williams
G Alex Lewis

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 25 (25) Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
Round 3 · Pick 22 (85) Jaylon Ferguson EDGE Louisiana Tech
Round 3 · Pick 30 (93) Miles Boykin WR Notre Dame
Round 4 · Pick 11 (113) Justice Hill RB Oklahoma State
Round 4 · Pick 21 (123) Ben Powers G Oklahoma
Round 4 · Pick 25 (127) Iman Marshall CB USC
Round 5 · Pick 22 (160) Daylon Mack DT Texas A&M
Round 6 · Pick 25 (197) Trace McSorley QB Penn State

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 374.9 (Rank: 9), Pass Yards/Gm – 222.4 (Rank: 22), Rush Yards/Gm – 152.60 (Rank: 2), Points/Gm – 24.3 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.59 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.1% (Rank: 8)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 292.9 (Rank: 1), Pass Yards/Gm – 210.0 (Rank: 5), Rush Yards/Gm – 82.9 (Rank: 4), Points/Gm – 17.9 (Rank: 2), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.25 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.90 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.1% (Rank: 6), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 14.6 (Rank: 4), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 13.55 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 19.66 (Rank: 7), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7.8 (Rank: 17), *Zone % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 22), Man % Approximate – 45% (Rank: 8).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Mark Ingram
GLB: Mark Ingram
3RB: Kenneth Dixon
WR: Chris Moore
WR: Marquise Brown (R)
WR: Willie Snead
TE: Nick Boyle

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8.5 (Rank 16 tied).

Offense:
Projected strength of schedule against run defenses looks very favorable through the first three weeks.
Projected to be the most run-heavy team in the league.
QB Jackson run success better against man coverage.
TE Andrews lowest snaps amongst TEs thus far. TE Boyle has the most.

Cincinnati Bengals

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
HC Marvin Lewis
OC Bill Lazor

Hired:
HC Zac Taylor
OC Brian Callahan
DC Lou Anarumo

Player Additions:

CB B.W. Webb (from New York Giants)
G John Miller (from Buffalo)
DE Kerry Wynn (from New York Giants)

Player Subtractions:

LB Vontaze Burfict
TE Tyler Kroft
TE Jake Fisher
T Cedric Ogbuehi
DE Michael Johnson
T Andre Smith
OLB Vincent Rey
G Clint Boling

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 11 (11) *Jonah Williams OT Alabama
Round 2 · Pick 20 (52) Drew Sample TE Washington
Round 3 · Pick 9 (72) Germaine Pratt LB North Carolina State
Round 4 · Pick 2 (104) Ryan Finley QB North Carolina State
Round 4 · Pick 23 (125) Renell Wren DT Arizona State
Round 4 · Pick 34 (136) Michael Jordan G Ohio State
Round 6 · Pick 9 (182) Trayveon Williams RB Texas A&M
Round 6 · Pick 38 (210) Deshaun Davis LB Auburn
Round 6 · Pick 39 (211) Rodney Anderson RB Oklahoma
Round 7 · Pick 9 (223) Jordan Brown CB South Dakota State

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 310.8 (Rank: 26), Pass Yards/Gm – 205.6 (Rank: 24), Rush Yards/Gm – 105.1 (Rank: 21), Points/Gm – 23.0 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.10 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.2% (Rank: 20)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 413.6 (Rank: 32), Pass Yards/Gm – 275.9 (Rank: 32), Rush Yards/Gm – 137.8 (Rank: 29), Points/Gm – 28.4 (Rank: 30), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.50 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.99 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 16), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 20.83 (Rank: 29), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 24.46 (Rank: 31), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 23.98 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 9.4 (Rank: 29), *Zone % Approximate – 42% (Rank: 24), Man % Approximate – 44% (Rank: 11).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Andy Dalton
RB: Joe Mixon
GLB: Joe Mixon
3RB: Giovani Bernard
WR: A.J. Green
WR: Tyler Boyd
WR: John Ross
TE: Tyler Eifert

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 6 (Rank 28 tied).

Offense:
*OT Jonah Williams (R), projected starting LT, out for the season (labrum). O-line should again be problematic this season.
Faces the toughest strength of schedule against pass defenses. Target strong right edge rush defenses (like AFC North teams).
WR Green (ankle) post surgery projection to miss multiple games.

Cleveland Browns

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
HC Gregg Williams

Hired:
HC Freddie Kitchens
OC Todd Monken
DC Steve Wilks

Player Additions:

RB Kareem Hunt (8 game suspension)
DE Olivier Vernon (from New York Giants)
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (from New York Giants)
DT Sheldon Richardson (from Minnesota)
TE Demetrius Harris (from Kansas City)
LB Adarius Taylor (from Tampa Bay)
G Eric Kush (from Chicago)
T Kendall Lamm (from Houston)
G Bryan Witzmann (from Chicago)
S Eric Murray (from Kansas City)

Player Subtractions:

LB Tanner Vallejo
LB Jamie Collins
G Kevin Zeitler
S Jabrill Peppers
TE Darren Fells
DE Emmanuel Ogbah
CB Howard Wilson
S Derrick Kindred
WR Ricardo Louis
CB E.J. Gaines
B Briean Bodd-Calhoun
QB Tyrod Taylor
WR Breshad Perriman
G Earl Watford
OLB Jamie Collins
WR Rod Streater
T Desmond Harrison
RB Duke Johnson

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 14 (46) Greedy Williams CB LSU
Round 3 · Pick 17 (80) Sione Takitaki LB Brigham Young
Round 4 · Pick 17 (119) Sheldrick Redwine S Miami (Fla.)
Round 5 · Pick 17 (155) Mack Wilson LB Alabama
Round 5 · Pick 32 (170) Austin Seibert K Oklahoma
Round 6 · Pick 17 (189) Drew Forbes G Southeast Missouri State
Round 7 · Pick 7 (221) Donnie Lewis CB Tulane

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 368.8 (Rank: 13), Pass Yards/Gm – 250.4 (Rank: 14), Rush Yards/Gm – 118.3 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 22.4 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.24 (Rank: 18), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 16)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 393.0 (Rank: 30), Pass Yards/Gm – 257.8 (Rank: 25), Rush Yards/Gm – 135.2 (Rank: 28), Points/Gm – 24.5 (Rank: 21), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.50 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.21 (Rank: 11), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 23), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.57 (Rank: 20), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 20.78 (Rank: 23), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.11 (Rank: 11), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 8.76 (Rank: 26), *Zone % Approximate – 45% (Rank: 16), Man % Approximate – 40% (Rank: 16).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Baker Mayfield
RB: Nick Chubb
GLB: Nick Chubb
3RB: Nick Chubb
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: Antonio Callaway (Suspended 4 games). Rashard Higgins in.
TE: David Njoku

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9 (Rank 10 tied).

Offense:
QB Mayfield’s extrapolated stats when OC Kitchens took over equates to 4,508 passing yards and 38 TDs with last season’s roster.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Player Additions:

CB Steven Nelson (from Kansas City)
WR Donte Moncrief (from Jacksonville)
LB Mark Barron (from Los Angeles Rams)

Player Subtractions:

T Marcus Gilbert
WR Antonio Brown
RB Le’Veon Bell
S Morgan Burnett
LB Jon Bostic
LB L.J. Fort
TE Jesse James
CB Coty Sensabaugh
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR Justin Hunter
RB Stevan Ridley

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 10 (10) Devin Bush LB Michigan
Round 3 · Pick 2 (66) Diontae Johnson WR Toledo
Round 3 · Pick 20 (83) Justin Layne CB Michigan State
Round 4 · Pick 20 (122) Benny Snell RB Kentucky
Round 5 · Pick 3 (141) Zach Gentry TE Michigan
Round 6 · Pick 2 (175) Sutton Smith EDGE Northern Illinois
Round 6 · Pick 20 (192) Isaiah Buggs DT Alabama
Round 6 · Pick 35 (207) Ulysees Gilbert LB Akron
Round 7 · Pick 5 (219) Derwin Gray T Maryland

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 403.3 (Rank: 4), Pass Yards/Gm – 313.0 (Rank: 2), Rush Yards/Gm – 90.3 (Rank: 31), Points/Gm – 26.8 (Rank: 6), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.44 (Rank: 15), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.4% (Rank: 4)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 327.2 (Rank: 6), Pass Yards/Gm – 231.1 (Rank: 10), Rush Yards/Gm – 96.1 (Rank: 6), Points/Gm – 22.5 (Rank: 16), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.25 (Rank: 15), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.24 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.3% (Rank: 1), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.32 (Rank: 16), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 17.16 (Rank: 9), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.6 (Rank: 15), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 8.3 (Rank: 19), *Zone % Approximate – 38% (Rank: 28), Man % Approximate – 52% (Rank: 3).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Ben Roethlisberger
RB: James Conner
GLB: James Conner
3RB: James Conner
WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR: Donte Moncrief
WR: Ryan Switzer
TE: Vance McDonald

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9 (Rank 10 tied).

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Joe Haden

*Zone vs. Man Coverage % excludes hybrid/prevent coverages and offensive screen plays.

Last updated: August 22, 2019 at 0:07 am


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