Smith plummeted 26 spots from last season in a poll that includes votes from 90 contributors from ESPN.com, ESPN TV, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider (including Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus), ESPN fantasy, ESPN locals and ESPN Stats & Information.
The biggest sign of disrespect is Smith ranking behind 27 other receivers. Even though he's 35 and his numbers have dipped, Smith should have a productive first season with the Ravens.
Smith has been the most consistent receiver in training camp, and he's quickly developed a rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco. While he may not lead the Ravens in receptions -- catches should be evenly distributed between Steve Smith, Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta -- Smith is expected to get the clutch passes on third down and in the red zone.