AFC North - 2020 Offseason Transactions
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2020 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC North



Baltimore Ravens

2019 Record: 14-2, 1st in AFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Player Additions:

DE Calais Campbell (from Jacksonville)
DL Derek Wolfe (from Denver)
LB Jake Ryan (from Jacksonville)
G D.J. Fluker (from Seattle)

Player Subtractions:

S Earl Thomas
DT Michael Pierce
WR Seth Roberts
TE Hayden Hurst
S Tony Jefferson
G Marshal Yanda
T James Hurst
CB Brandon Carr
DL Chris Wormley
LB Patrick Onwuasor
LB Josh Bynes

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 28 (28) Patrick Queen LB LSU
Round 2 · Pick 23 (55) J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State
Round 3 · Pick 7 (71) Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M
Round 3 · Pick 28 (92) Devin Duvernay WR Texas
Round 3 · Pick 34 (98) Malik Harrison LB Ohio State
Round 3 · Pick 42 (106) Tyre Phillips G Mississippi State
Round 4 · Pick 37 (143) Ben Bredeson G Michigan
Round 5 · Pick 25 (170) Broderick Washington DT Texas Tech
Round 6 · Pick 22 (201) James Proche WR Southern Methodist
Round 7 · Pick 5 (219) Geno Stone S Iowa

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 407.6 (Rank: 2), Pass Yards/Gm – 201.6 (Rank: 27), Rush Yards/Gm – 206.0 (Rank: 1), Points/Gm – 33.2 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.73 (Rank: 3), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.0% (Rank: 8)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 300.6 (Rank: 4), Pass Yards/Gm – 207.2 (Rank: 6), Rush Yards/Gm – 93.4 (Rank: 5), Points/Gm – 17.69 (Rank: 3), Fantasy Points/Gm – 9.63 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.11 (Rank: 10), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 15), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 13.7 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.7 (Rank: 5), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 34.0 (Rank: 15), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7.95 (Rank: 1).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Mark Ingram
GLB: Mark Ingram
3RB: J.K. Dobbins (R)
WR: Marquise Brown
SWR: Willie Snead
WR: Miles Boykin
TE: Mark Andrews
TE: Nick Boyle

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 11
Strength of schedule rank: 4 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

S DeShon Elliott is expected to replace Earl Thomas.

Cincinnati Bengals

2019 Record: 2-14, 4th in AFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Player Additions:

DT Mike Daniels (from Detroit)
DT D.J. Reader (from Houston)
CB Trae Waynes (from Minnesota)
G Xavier Su’a-Filo (from Dallas)
CB Mackensie Alexander (from Minnesota)
S Vonn Bell (from New Orleans)
LB Josh Bynes (from Baltimore)
CB LeShaun Sims (from Tennessee)
WR Mike Thomas (from Los Angeles Rams)
CB Tony Brown (from Green Bay)
RB Jacques Patrick (from XFL)
RB Samaje Perine (from Miami)
LB Austin Calitro (from Jacksonville)

Player Subtractions:

QB Andy Dalton
T Cordy Glenn
G John Miller
CB B.W. Webb
TE Tyler Eifert
S Clayton Fejedelem
DT Andrew Billings
LB Nick Vigil
LB LaRoy Reynolds
CB Tony McRae

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 1 (1) Joe Burrow QB LSU
Round 2 · Pick 1 (33) Tee Higgins WR Clemson
Round 3 · Pick 1 (65) Logan Wilson LB Wyoming
Round 4 · Pick 1 (107) Akeem Davis-Gaither LB Appalachian State
Round 5 · Pick 1 (147) Khalid Kareem EDGE Notre Dame
Round 6 · Pick 1 (180) Hakeem Adeniji G Kansas
Round 7 · Pick 1 (215) Markus Bailey LB Purdue

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 323.1 (Rank: 26), Pass Yards/Gm – 228.3 (Rank: 14), Rush Yards/Gm – 94.8 (Rank: 8), Points/Gm – 17.4 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.90 (Rank: 26), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.3% (Rank: 20)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 393.7 (Rank: 29), Pass Yards/Gm – 244.8 (Rank: 21), Rush Yards/Gm – 148.9 (Rank: 32), Points/Gm – 26.3 (Rank: 25), Fantasy Points/Gm – 4.19 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.55 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.3% (Rank: 24), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 21.5 (Rank: 24), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 26.6 (Rank: 23), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 33.6 (Rank: 13), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 11.3 (Rank: 11).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Joe Burrow (R)
RB: Joe Mixon
GLB: Joe Mixon
3RB: Joe Mixon
WR: A.J. Green
WR: Tee Higgins (R)
SWR: Tyler Boyd
TE: C.J. Uzomah

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 5.5
Strength of schedule rank: 22 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:

Defense:

Cleveland Browns

2019 Record: 6-10, 3rd in AFC North

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
GM John Dorsey
HC Freddie Kitchens
OC Todd Monken
DC Steve Wilks

Hired:
GM Andrew Berry
HC Kevin Stefanski
OC Alex Van Pelt
DC Joe Woods

Player Additions:

TE Austin Hooper (from Atlanta)
T Jack Conklin (from Tennessee)
DE Adrian Clayborn (from Atlanta)
S Karl Joseph (from Oakland)
DT Andrew Billings (from Cincinnati)
CB Kevin Johnson (from Buffalo)
S Andrew Sendejo (from Minnesota)
LB B.J. Goodson (from Green Bay)
QB Case Keenum (from Washington)
FB Andy Janovich (from Denver)
KR Jojo Natson (from Los Angeles Rams)

Player Subtractions:

LB Joe Schobert
S Eric Murray
S Juston Burris
CB T.J. Carrie
TE Demetrius Harris
S Damarious Randall
G Justin McCray
CB Travis Carrie
C/G Eric Kush
LB Adarius Taylor
LB Christian Kirksey
S Morgan Burnett

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 10 (10) Jedrick Wills T Alabama
Round 2 · Pick 12 (44) Grant Delpit S LSU
Round 3 · Pick 24 (88) Jordan Elliott DT Missouri
Round 3 · Pick 33 (97) Jacob Phillips LB LSU
Round 4 · Pick 9 (115) Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic
Round 5 · Pick 15 (160) Nick Harris C Washington
Round 6 · Pick 8 (187) Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 340.9 (Rank: 22), Pass Yards/Gm – 222.1 (Rank: 22), Rush Yards/Gm – 144.7 (Rank: 30), Points/Gm – 20.9 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.46 (Rank: 10), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.2% (Rank: 18)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 361.6 (Rank: 22), Pass Yards/Gm – 216.9 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 148.9 (Rank: 32), Points/Gm – 24.6 (Rank: 20), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.7 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.62 (Rank: 26), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7% (Rank: 18), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19.2 (Rank: 18), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 26.9 (Rank: 24), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 30.9 (Rank: 8), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 13.5 (Rank: 22).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Baker Mayfield
RB: Nick Chubb
GLB: Nick Chubb
3RB: Kareem Hunt
WR: Odell Beckham Jr.
WR: Jarvis Landry
WR: KhaDarel Hodge
TE: Austin Hooper
TE: David Njoku

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8.5
Strength of schedule rank: 3 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
TE Hooper potential sleeper.

Defense:
S Grant Delpit (R), a projected starter, is out for the year (achilles).

Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 Record: 8-8, 2nd in AFC North

Player Additions:

TE Eric Ebron (from Indianapolis)
FB Derek Watt (from Los Angeles Chargers)
C/G Stefen Wisniewski (from Kansas City)
DL Chris Wormley (from Baltimore)
DE Dewayne Hendrix
S Tyree Kinnel
LB Christian Kuntz
Wr Saeed Blacknail
DT Cavon Walker
T Anthony Coyle
C John Keenoy
CB Arrion Springs
T Jarron Jones

Player Subtractions:

DT Javon Hargrave
C B.J. Finney
LB Tyler Matakevich
TE Nick Vannett
S Sean Davis
CB Artie Burns
G Ramon Foster
LB Mark Barron
LB Anthony Chickillo
WR Johnny Holton
FB Roosevelt Nix

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 17 (49) Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
Round 3 · Pick 38 (102) Alex Highsmith EDGE Charlotte
Round 4 · Pick 18 (124) Anthony McFarland RB Maryland
Round 4 · Pick 29 (135) Kevin Dotson G Louisiana-Lafayette
Round 6 · Pick 19 (198) Antoine Brooks Jr. S Maryland
Round 7 · Pick 18 (232) Carlos Davis DT Nebraska

2019 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 276.8 (Rank: 30), Pass Yards/Gm – 186.3 (Rank: 31), Rush Yards/Gm – 90.43 (Rank: 29), Points/Gm – 18.1 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.84 (Rank: 30), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 12)

2019 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 304.1 (Rank: 5), Pass Yards/Gm – 194.6 (Rank: 3), Rush Yards/Gm – 109.6 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 18.9 (Rank: 6), Fantasy Points/Gm – 11.38 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.12 (Rank: 11), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.7%, (Rank: 1), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.2 (Rank: 6), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.48 (Rank: 4), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 29.9 (Rank: 5), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 11.43 (Rank: 12).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Ben Roethlisberger
RB: James Conner
GLB: James Conner
3RB: James Conner
SWR: JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR: Diontae Johnson
WR: James Washington
TE: Eric Ebron

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9
Strength of schedule rank: 7 (Based on opposition current projected win totals).

Offense:
RT Zach Banner (ACL), RG Stefen Wisniewski (torn pec), who is David DeCastro’s (lower body) backup are expected out. RB James Conner (ankle) is questionable.

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Joe Haden

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

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