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AFC North update: What are the major storylines for Browns rivals at OTAs?

Berea isn't the only place where OTAs are in full swing.

As we look ahead to a day full of interviews with Browns players and coach Mike Pettine after the team's fifth of 10 OTAs, here's a look at what's happening around the division.


Top rookies: OT Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M), OT Jake Fisher (Oregon), TE Tyler Kroft (Rutgers), LB Paul Dawson (TCU)

UDFA to watch: CB Troy Hill (Oregon)

Position to watch: Tight end - Jermaine Gresham isn't on the team anymore, leaving it up to Tyler Eifert and potentially a rookie or two to carry the load. Kroft is the highly touted pick, but Auburn's C.J. Uzomah was added in the later rounds to provide competition.

He said it: "Don't be surprised about where Shawn Williams ends up. He's about ready to break onto this next level, too." -- Bengals DBs coach Mark Carrier, via


Top rookies: WR Breshad Perriman (Central Florida), TE Maxx Williams (Minnesota), DT Carl Davis (Iowa), DE Za'Darius Smith (Kentucky)

UDFA to watch: QB Jerry Lovelocke (Prairie View A&M)

Position to watch: Nose tackle - That's where the Ravens are looking to replace Haloti Ngata, one of the game's best at the position. Timmy Jernigan, a rookie last season, is pushing to fill the void but it won't be handed to him.

He said it: "Joe Flacco is a great player. He's only going to get better. I think he's hitting his stride, hitting the peak of his career, and I wouldn't want any other quarterback in the National Football League - period. End of story. So, just write that and be done with it, because that's the last I really want to hear about it." -- Harbaugh


Top rookies: OLB Bud Dupree (Kentucky), DB Senquez Golson (Ole Miss), WR Sammie Coates (Auburn), DB Doran Grant (Ohio State)

UDFA to watch: TE Cameron Clear (Texas A&M)

Position to watch: Safety - Who's stepping up to fill the big shoes of Troy Polamalu, who announced his retirement in April? Third-year player Shamarko Thomas and veteran Will Allen are in the early stages of a battle that will likely last through training camp.

He said it: "All I have to do is get the playbook down, which I am. Understanding the terminology, which is different than Carolina's, which I am (learning). There won't be any questions or problems with me answering these questions. Ya'll just sit back and take a seat and relax and enjoy the show." -- Williams

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