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BTSC 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Midseason Edition

We're at the midway point in the 2015 NFL season, and the draft position and needs for each team is starting to come into focus. With that lets take a look ahead and see who the Steelers may be targeting with the 2016 NFL draft rolls around.

Official BTSC 2016 NFL Mock Draft

With the 2015 draft now in the books let us take a quick peek ahead at the 2016 draft.

2015 7 Round NFL Draft: Final Edition

Here is my complete, detailed seven round mock draft. Will the Steelers draft a cornerback or an outside linebacker in the first round? Just how many cornerbacks will they take in total?

UPDATE: Lawsuit agains Manziel a 'hoax'

Plaintiff Samantha Schacher claims Manziel has been sending naked pictures of himself along with graphic text messages since Feb. 14, 2013.

Here's hoping Santonio replaces Gordon

While there is no confirmation of the team's interest, a Sports Illustrated writer makes an intriguing argument behind replacing their potentially suspended receiver with another one who's been down that path.

Ravens reinstate LB Rolando McClain

The Ravens reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the reitired/reserved list on Thursday. This could signal the first step in a successful comeback for the Alabama star.

Around the AFC North: Suggs to sign extension

The Ravens announced Sunday OLB Terrell Suggs will sign a contract extension that reduces his 2014 cap number. Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley should pay attention to what is in his new deal. It seems likely he'll be asked to make a similar move.

Rice arrested for simple assault-domestic violence

The Ravens running back and his fiance were allegedly seen on film in a physical altercation in an Atlantic City casino. Both have been charged and released on their own recognizance.

Strength of schedule bears little relevance

The AFC North has one of the weakest strength of schedule rankings in the NFL. That really doesn't bear any kind of significance for a division coming off one of its worst all-around seasons in recent memory.

Wilson to get a second interview for Ravens OC job

Wilson is competing against former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler.

AFC North: Horton to Titans, Turner to Vikings

The corpse of the Browns is just about down to the bones, as they're left without a head coach and both coordinators have taken jobs elsewhere. They are reportedly waiting on Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Lots of new coaches in AFC North in 2014

Three of the four teams in the AFC North will have at least one new coordinator next season. The Steelers remained relatively unscathed from coaching turnover, giving them an opportunity to carry continuity into next season.

Lions hire Ravens OC Jim Caldwell as head coach

The Ravens look to bring in their third offensive coordinator in their last 22 games, this time, to replace Jim Caldwell who was hired by the Detroit Lions.

Browns interviewing Mike Munchak for head coach

After missing out on the Penn State job, Munchak continues to seek a head coaching job. If he can't reach one, it's been said he will look for offensive line coach positions in the NFL. The Steelers have one available.

BUNGLES

Cincinnati routed by San Diego in wild card round, giving the AFC North a donut in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

Peterson sounds off about Ravens fans, officiating

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reacts harshly about officiating, Ravens fans in his team's 29-26 loss to Baltimore.

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Ravens Throw Down the Gauntlet

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Will the Steelers pick it up? C'mon, guys, don't miss this opportunity...

Heinz Field turf 3, Ravens 0

Mucked-up turf may have played into something of an advantage for the Steelers, or a detriment for the Ravens.

Two games back in the weak AFC North

Despite their efforts to the contrary, the Steelers are just 2 games back in the AFC North.

Browns Holmgren offered 2012 draft for No. 1 pick

The Browns fired Mike Holmgren as part of many moves under new owner Jimmy Haslem. Holmgren took to the airwaves Thursday condemning the organization's decision to trade Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. Turns out, there's much more to it.

The aftermath of the Trent Richardson trade

Blow away the shock and smoke, the Browns are loading up a team for the future, which is exactly what they did when they traded down in 2011.

Browns trade Trent Richardson to Colts

A curious move, the Browns traded the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft two weeks into his second season.

AFC North News: Running failed in Week 1

It's strange just how ineffective the running games were around the NFL. Within the AFC North - the first division to lose all of its opening games since the current division alignment took effect in 2002 - that trend hit especially hard.

Manning goes off in 49-27 rout of Ravens

Defending champs allow the most points in their franchise's history in 49-27 loss to Denver.

AFC North News: Bengals give Atkins extension

One of the game's best interior defensive linemen, the Bengals locked Atkins up for five long and painful years for their opponents.

Steelers roster cuts: Deadline 4 p.m. Tuesday

The NFL's deadline to trim rosters from 90 players to 75 is 4 p.m. Tuesday. Some teams are already making cuts, though.

Around the League staff picks Steelers to win AFCN

On the strength of Ben Roethlisberger being the best quarterback in the division, NFL.com's Around the League staff picks the Steelers to regain the division title in 2013.

Battle of the AFC North: Top Draft Picks

In which we begin the traditional lead-in to the season with the rookies. If only I could get them to carry my stuff...

Media don't get James Harrison

People who don't get James Harrison often feel like he owes them something; like his requirement to cooperate with the media includes the enjoyment of the act.

AFC North News: Ravens sign Brandon Stokley

Reliable slot receiver helps fill a need for the receiver-challenged Ravens.

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta out for the year

Along with the loss of WR Anquan Boldin, who was released this offseason, the Ravens will go into 2013 looking to account for 205 missing targets from 2012.

The Bus backing Bengals in division race

Former Steelers running back favors Cincinnati in the division in 2013.

Over/Under for Ravens wins in 2013

The defending champs have a few new faces this year, and the amount of time it takes to build a cohesive roster will be instrumental in their ability to crack double-digits in wins for the fourth consecutive year.

Browns send jersey, not pall bearers, to widow

The Cleveland Browns could have handled the attention-grabbing request of Scott Entsminger with far less class, and they could have simply ignored it. They did the right thing in sending his widow a jersey of Lou Groza, Entsminger’s favorite player,

Browns fan takes final jab at franchise

A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan lives a longstanding joke by asking the Browns to provide pall bearers to his funeral.

Pacman Jones turning himself in to police

Bengals CB Pacman Jones is planning to surrender to police on an accusation of assault at a Cincinnati Reds game. Jones alleges he was defending himself from two drunken and unruly female autograph seekers, one of whom threw a beer bottle at him.