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Jimmy Smith (CB)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    211 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Colorado
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 27 (27)

Pick Analysis: Ozzie Newsome is masterful at adding quality players at the bottom of the first round, and Smith could join a long list of productive playmakers found at the end of the first stanza. He is regarded as possibly the best cover corner in the draft with skills reminiscent of former Pro Bowl selection Chris McAllister. Smith could become an instant star in the Ravens' aggressive defense.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.46 sec
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump36.0 inch
  • Broad Jump123.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.93 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.06 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Corners with Smith's size, speed and confidence in press coverage don't grow on trees. He'll likely serve as reserve/nickel early in his career but has the skill set to eventually become a starter. Very effective playing man coverage close to the line of scrimmage where he can use his size and length to disrupt timing patterns. Can recover after initial bump and compete for the football. Isn't as comfortable in off-man or zone but could improve over time. Has the mentality and physical tools to be very productive in run support, just needs some more polish. Smith's tools and upside will likely land him in the second round.


Strengths

Smith has outstanding height for a corner coupled with good speed. Very effective in press-man using his length and size to jam and re-route. Can turn and run, recover when beat, and break up passes with his great leaping ability and ball skills. Likes to mix it up in run support and is also very physical here.

Weaknesses

Hip stiffness in his angular, long build shows when playing off-man and breaking on underneath routes. Not as comfortable in zone as in press-man. Needs to be more consistent getting his head turned around to avoid interference calls. Must take better angles when tackling in the open field.

Grade

8.0

 

Video Playlist

  1. Ravens pick Jimmy Smith No. 27

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 11:15 p.m.

    The Baltimore Ravens select Colorado CB Jimmy Smith with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. First Draft: Jimmy Smith

    Published: April 11, 2011 at 05:58 p.m.

    Get to know Colorado CB Jimmy Smith and find out why whoever drafts him will get a big-time playmaker

  3. 2011 Draft Profile - CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:03 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith.

  4. 2011 combine workout: Jimmy Smith

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 02:22 p.m.

    Watch Colorado CB Jimmy Smith work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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