Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ravens fumble pick, then get Jimmy Smith
By James Walker
It was a rare gaffe by one of the top organizations in football. But the Baltimore Ravens showed poor clock management by missing the deadline with their first-round pick.
The Ravens lost the No. 26 overall pick after running out of time and then took Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith at No. 27. It was an odd scenario in what has been a crazy first round Thursday night.
Smith adds athleticism and potential to Baltimore's secondary but also comes with a lot of character concerns. It will be key for Smith to stay in line and be productive on the field in Baltimore.
The Kansas City Chiefs took the pick at No. 26 and selected former University of Pittsburgh receiver Jon Baldwin ahead of Baltimore. Meanwhile, the Ravens will be expected to provide an explanation of why they missed the pick.