Smith was selected after some draft-night craziness. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome thought he had a trade with the Chicago Bears after getting confirmation from the league. But the Bears didn't follow through, and the Ravens were told to make their selection or drop back to 27th. While coach John Harbaugh was on the phone with Smith, Newsome desperately tried to make his pick. Time ran out, and Kansas City was placed on the clock.|||||||
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.