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Checking Out The Rivals Drafts

Analyzing how the first round went for our divisional rivals.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens addressed their need for a wide receiver with Breshad Perriman. Here's what their rivals did last night.

Cleveland Browns

Round 1, Pick 12: Danny Shelton, Defensive Tackle,Washington

This is a good pick for the Browns. Cleveland had the worst rushing defense in the NFL in 2014, and a space eater like Shelton should be a welcome addition to a team that needs one.

Round 1, Pick 19: Cameron Erving,Center, Florida State University

The Browns have gone on record saying that they want to upgrade their offensive line, and they did it here. Erving will challenge John Greco at right guard and he should be able to replace Alex Mack, should he leave after 2015.

Cincinnati Bengals

Round 1, Pick 21, Cedric Ogbuehi, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

This is a questionable pick. Sure he can eventually replace Andrew Whitworth or Andre Smith, but he likely won't do anything in 2015, while pass rushers like Bud Dupree, Shane Ray, and Shaq Thompson all would've made an impact on Cincinnati's league worst pass rush immediately.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 1, Pick 22: Bud Dupree, Outside Linebacker, Kentucky

This is a good pick for the Steelers. Their best outside linebacker in 2014 was James Harrison after being retired for three weeks. Dupree gives them an upgrade and should be part of the youth movement on the Steelers defense.

We'll keep this updated as our rivals go through the draft.