Ravens make it look sloppy, select CB Smith (updated)

Well, this isn’t how Ozzie Newsome drew it up.

Apparently thinking they had a trade in place to move down from their No. 26 overall selection, the Ravens let the clock expire on that pick.

The Chiefs then jumped in and picked Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin at 26. Scrambling, the Ravens got back in, and at No. 27, selected Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith.

In selecting Smith, the Ravens took advantage of a quarterback-heavy top-25 and grabbed a big, physical playmaker in the defensive backfield.

Smith was projected by some as a top-15 talent, but he fell down the draft board partially because of some big-time off-field concerns. Smith brings some baggage with him to Baltimore: a few failed drug tests, two arrests for underage possession of alcohol and an arrest for third-degree assault.

But Smith (6-2, 211 pounds) is certainly a talent, and will add size to a small cornerback corps.

Much more to come.

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