ESPN NFL Draft guru Todd McShay took a few moments to dish on the Baltimore Ravens first round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith. Of course, just like every other so-called expert, he talks about the off-the-field "character issues"that have haunted Smith and was the main reason he lasted until the Ravens selectedhim with the 26th pick in the first round. McShay says he might have the "best pure cover skills" of any corner in this draft class, and that includes Patrick Peterson (LSU) and Prince Amukamara (Nebraska).
McShay likes the Ravens chances to keep Smith out of future trouble and between Ray Lewis and his teammates on defense, Smith will be mentored and molded into a model citizen but remain a beast between the white lines on the gridiron. McShay thinks there is no better place for a player with character issues to be than with the Ravens and because of Baltimore's veteran locker room, McShay sees Jimmy Smith as a "huge steal for the Ravens."