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Kiper, McShay on AFC North picks

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay produced their fourth mock of the first round, and both analysts have Georgia Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas going to the Ravens at No. 25.

In the AFC North, Kiper projects wide-out Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State) going to the Browns at 7, interior lineman Maurkice Pouncey (Florida) to the Steelers at 18, and tight end Jermaine Gresham (Oklahoma) going to the Bengals at 21.

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McShay agreed with Kiper on Pouncey, but sent Bryant to the Bengals and nose tackle Dan Williams (Tennessee) to the Browns.

In a Wednesday conference call with media members, Kiper said he doesn't expect Bryant to slide very far down the draft despite a subpar workout and character issues. "It's not something teams I talk to are concerned with," Kiper said. "He's passionate about the game, loves to study film. I have heard he won't be affected that dramatically overall. Eleven to Denver or 12 to Miami is as far as I'd push him. He'll be between 6 and 12 coming off the board. If he gets past that, I would be surprised."

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Kiper also said he has Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate going in the second round, but considers him a borderline first-round pick. Tate, Kiper said, is a compact receiver without great height, and couldn't create much separation in the secondary. "He didn't play as fast as he timed," Kiper said.

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