AFC North: Post Mini-Camp Power Rankings

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Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw (9) leads the offensive huddle against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

3. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns still have Johnny Manziel; yes that hurts them. What is scary about this team? Their defense. They have the second best linebacker core in the AFC North and their secondary can win them games, for example the Thursday night game against the Bengals last season. They suffocated the Bengals’ receivers and the linebackers stuffed the line to shut down the running game. The defense is the heart of this team and can carry them, as long as the offense can put a few points on the board.

Johnny Manziel is the question mark, but with players like Andrew Hawkins and Dwayne Bowe at wide receiver, they have a chance to be a threat. They don’t have too much of a running game, but if they find balance, they could still be an argument late in the season, just like last year when Brian Hoyer was leading the offense.

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