2011 NFL Draft - Baltimore Ravens
Colorado CB Jimmy Smith
Colorado CB Jimmy Smith
Posted Apr 30, 2011

Baltimore Ravens - AFC North, 2011 Draft Selections & Prospects

Baltimore Ravens

2011 NFL Draft Analysis
1st Round (1-5) | 1st Round (6-10) | 1st Round (11-15) | 1st Round (16-20)
1st Round (21-25) | 1st Round (26-32) | 2nd Round | 3rd Round
4th Round | 5th Round | 6th Round | 7th Round | Top Free Agents

2011 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas CityOakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2011 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay 

- 2010 Baltimore Draft Breakdown

First Round
CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado 6-2, 211
Overall Pick No. 27 CFN Overall Ranking: 45

Smith has huge character questions and was dropped by some teams because of his Facebook page, and then he spends draft day wearing a Scarface t-shirt. Good move. However, Baltimore got a top ten talent late in the first round, and while Smith would be a risky pick for most teams, give him a year of getting his butt kicked by Ray Lewis and he has all the makings of being the next great Raven defensive back.

CFN Analysis: Very big, very athletic, and very fast, Smith has the tools that scouts dream about. He measured even bigger than expected at the Combine, flashed a 4.44 in the 40, and threw up 24 reps on the bench. While his future is as a safety with his size and range, he's going to be a corner right away thanks to his measureables. Smooth as a three-day beard with the working definition of tight hips, he doesn't cut well and doesn't look quite as fluid as you'd like for a corner. While he'll be great against the bigger, fast receivers, he'll have problems against the jitterbug-quick targets he can't get his hands on. Again, his future is brightest as a free safety, but he should be solid right away no matter where he plays if, and it's a big if, he keep his attitude in check and can absorb an NFL playbook. He's not exactly in the running for the Rhodes Scholarship.
CFN Projection: Second Round

Second Round    
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland 6-0, 205 (Jr.)
Overall Pick No. 58 CFN Overall Ranking: 36

The pick makes sense. The Ravens needed a playmaking receiver who can get deep, and with so many mediocre targets for Joe Flacco to throw to, Smith might become a No. 1 target as soon as he hits the field. A good guy and a great story, he's a potential star to root for. Flacco will love him.

CFN Analysis: Fast, fast, fast. As a receiver and a kick returner, Smith has special home-run hitting ability that's even better than his 4.4 timed speed. With great character and good work ethic forged from a gripping personal story – he all but raised six brothers and sisters by himself – he's the type of feel-good story that makes him easy to root for. While he might not be a No. 1 target to revolve a passing game around, he's a tremendous home run hitter who could dominate as a No. 2 and be a dream No. 3 who'll stretch the field and should star as a returner.
CFN Projection:
Second Round

Third Round   
OT Jah Reid, UCF 6-7, 325
Overall Pick No. 85 CFN Overall Ranking: 140

Baltimore moved up to get him, and he should be a great fit for what its line needs. Michael Oher can be a left tackle, Reid can instantly fill in on the right side, and Joe Flacco will be protected for the next several years. Reid might not be a special blocker, but he'll more than handle himself against most speed rushers and can be a steady rock for the next ten years.

CFN Analysis: A polarizing prospect, he lost over 50 points over his college career and became a more agile, more effective blocker with a long, strong frame that's tough to get around. He has worked to become a solid player and still could be scratching the surface on his talent, but he doesn't sink down enough and tends to block like he's 6-7. He's not the quickest or most athletic blocker around, and he'll never work on the left side, but someone is going to be really, really interested in the possibilities of a blocker with his frame.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round
Fourth Round   
WR Tandon Doss, Indiana 6-2, 200 (Jr.)
Overall Pick No. 123 CFN Overall Ranking: 101

CFN Analysis: A natural, productive receiver who does all the little things right and catches everything that comes his way. While he has decent size and huge hands, he's not all that fast and he doesn't get physical. Forget about any blocking and there aren't enough yards after contact, but he'll be great in the slot and he'll bail out his quarterback time and again. He might be overdrafted, and he's never going to be a No. 1 target, but he'll be a serviceable performer for several years on the inside.
CFN Projection:
Second Round

Fifth Round    
CB Chykie Brown, Texas 5-11, 190
Overall Pick: 164 ... CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked
Very quick and very smooth, he doesn't look the part on film but is a terrific athlete with good size and upside. More of a workout warrior than a top-shelf football player, he'll need time and coaching to harness his skills and talents. He didn't do nearly enough on the field with little happening when the ball was in the air – he picked off just two passes in 47 career games – and providing little to no consistent help against the run. He'll tackle, but he's just not that great at it. Experienced, he has seen it all at a high Big 12 level, but he's missing the pure football player streak that most top Texas defensive backs possess. Even so, with his tools the potential is there to be a far better pro than a collegian.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round  

Fifth Round
DE Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State 6-3, 274
Overall Pick No. 165 CFN Overall Ranking: 67  

CFN Analysis: Huge, he fits into just about any system and can hold up as well against the run as any end in the draft. He's a high-character leader who wants to be the main man for the line, he's always working and he's great at leading by example. Strong, he doesn't get pushed around and he'll fight through the lazier linemen. However, he's not a top pass rusher and he can be stopped by a good, sound blocker. More of an NFL plugger than a star, he'll be the type of starter who's on a line for a decade, but generally goes unnoticed … but not always in a bad way.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

Sixth Round   
QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 6-1, 217
Overall Pick No. 180  CFN Overall Ranking: 231

CFN Analysis: Height, height, height. Other than Drew Brees, find a current NFL quarterback who struggles to measure past six feet tall and is a success. Taylor is a very tough, very good leader who runs extremely well, and he improved in a big way from when he came to Virginia Tech as nothing more than a pure athlete. He's the type of high-character quarterback who would be a great main man for a franchise, but he simply doesn't have NFL quarterback skills. No, he's not a receiver.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

Seventh Round   
RB Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech, 6-1, 228
Overall Pick No. 225 CFN Overall Ranking: 122

CFN Analysis: With a terrific blend of size, speed, and quickness, he's an intriguing prospect on his measureables alone. While it's always tough to figure out what a back in a Paul Johnson option offense can do at the next level, he has the ability and the potential to be a stud when he gets the ball in space. Forget about him as a receiver and he doesn't use his size for any power, but in a zone-blocking scheme he could be ultra-productive in an Arian Foster kind of way.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round