- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2011

OWINGS MILLS, MD. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have selected Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith with the 27th overall pick, after missing their turn in the NFL draft.

The Ravens were supposed to pick 26th, but time ran out before they made the pick. Kansas City stepped ahead of Baltimore and made its selection before Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome nabbed Smith.

Smith supposedly dropped to late in the first round because he had a positive marijuana test while at Colorado. But the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is a strong cover corner and should improve a defense that is not deep at the position.

Smith was the third cornerback taken in the first round. Patrick Peterson of LSU went to Arizona at No. 5 and Prince Amukamara of Nebraska was taken 19th by the New York Giants.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide