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Ravens show interest in Ohio State receiver Devin Smith

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The Ravens are in the market for a receiver in this year's NFL draft and have shown interest in Ohio State's Devin Smith.

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Regardless if Torrey Smith returns this offseason, the Ravens could use another receiver.

Steve Smith will turn 36 this year and has, at most, one more year after 2015 with the organization. Therefore, it's needed for the Ravens to go ahead and build a solid receiving corps for the future.

It looks like the Ravens are already scouting plenty of receivers and showing interest in them. According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, who went down to Mobile, Ala. for Senior Bowl practices this week, one player the Ravens have expressed interest in is Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith.

Devin Smith isn't an overly big receiver at 6-1, 198 pounds, but he has great speed. Think of him as another Torrey Smith. He's been timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.3 and was the national champion Buckeyes' top deep threat. Catching 33 balls for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 (including the Big Ten Championship and the two wins in the inaugural College Football Playoff), Smith averaged a staggering 28.2 yards per catch.

Devin Smith is being projected by some as a mid-to-late first-round draft pick.

"It’s been a great week so far," Smith told The Sun. "I think I’ve shown I can compete with the best receivers and showing I can run all the routes. I think that’s very imperative for me to show that I can run all the other routes and that I can block and do all the necessary things that a wide receiver has to do."