...the Bengals rank 6th in the NFL in talented players under 25 years old on the roster according to Football Outsiders. Say what you want about Management (and we sure as hell do) but we do have a good base of young guys. They note this is on the defensive side of the ball only, not the offensive side.
The bad news?
The Ravens rank 4th, with boatloads of under 25 talent on each side of the ball and the Browns rank 7th (hey, they won't stay down forever). The AFC North stands alone as the only team with 3 teams in the top 10. The odd team out, of course, is Pittsburgh. And while Chad correctly observes they're just a bunch of girls, I think we can all agree girls from Pittsburgh are not to be trifled with.
It adds up to some pretty tough competition for a long time within the division if the teams keep their talent and continue to develop it.