2018 AFC North Offseason Overview By Team

I will be posting a handy reference guide that brings together all of the relevant information here on Over The Cap for each division in the NFL as free agency begins next week. You’ll be able to see the cap room your favorite team has, an overview of some team needs, the draft picks they’re projected to have, and what those draft picks are projected to cost.

*Salaries and Draft Picks are updated up to March 11.*

2018 Baltimore Ravens

2018 Team Cap = $180,475,117

Total Cap = $173,762,056

Current Cap Top 51 = $168,473,718

Dead Money = $2,333,338

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $9,668,061

Rookie Pool = $6,685,535

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $2,982,526

Draft Picks:

7 draft picks: 1/16, 2/52, 3/83, 3/102, 4/120, 5/156, 6/193

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • WR, TE, RB
  • The Ravens’ offensive line should be in better shape once it gets healthy in the offseason, but the skill positions are in desperate need of upgrades. While wide receiver is the biggest need, the Ravens could use a three-down RB. The Ravens don’t have much of a pass-catching threat at tight end.”

Team’s Free Agency:


2018 Cincinnati Bengals

2018 Team Cap = $187,847,543

Total Cap = $160,383,621

Current Cap Top 51 = $152,790,187

Dead Money = $632,363

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $34,424,993

Rookie Pool = $8,953,304

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $25,471,689

Draft Picks:

12 draft picks: 1/12, 2/46, 3/77, 3/99, 4/114, 5/153, 5/172, 6/190, 7/230, 7/250, 7/252, 7/253

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • OL, QB, LB
  • Cincinnati is struggling to run the ball and something has to be done about it up front. It wouldn’t be surprising to see them looking around at QB. The Bengals might also be looking for help at LB.”

Team’s Free Agency:


2018 Cleveland Browns

2018 Team Cap = $236,112,960

Total Cap = $169,597,923

Current Cap Top 51 = $144,619,305

Dead Money = $13,271,875

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $78,221,780

Rookie Pool = $17,616,949

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = $60,604,831

Draft Picks:

10 picks: 1/1, 1/4, 2/33, 2/35, 2/63, 4/101, 5/138, 5/159, 6/175, 7/219

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • QB, RB, CB
  • The Browns have five draft picks inside the first two rounds so they will be looking for premium athletes at spots like RB and CB. Finding a QB is on the agenda, but when will they pull the trigger?”

Team’s Free Agents:


2018 Pittsburgh Steelers

2018 Team Cap = $181,241,060

Total Cap = $184,166,836

Current Cap Top 51 = $178,890,661

Dead Money = $956,175

Team Cap – (Top 51 + Dead Money) = Cap Space

Cap Space = $1,394,224

Rookie Pool = $5,053,526

Cap Space – Rookie Pool = -$4,163,810

Draft Picks:

6 draft picks: 1/28, 2/60, 3/92, 5/148, 5/167, 7/246

Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com Team Needs:

  • ILB, QB, S
  • Pittsburgh should be looking to add another playmaker in the middle of its defense at LB. Finding Ben Roethlisberger’s successor could become the priority. They need to find help at safety, too.”

Team’s Free Agents:


Zack Moore is a writer for OverTheCap.com and author of the recently released book titled, “Caponomics: Building Super Bowl Champions,” which is now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @ZackMooreNFL. 

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