April 18, 2013
GS: 16| GP: 16 | Snaps: 919
Season in review: After a strong rookie season in 2011, Smith's production was eerily similar in 2012. He caught 49 passes for 855 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns. Smith struggled to shake free at times, especially when going up against press coverage, but even when he wasn't productive, opponents were forced to respect his deep speed, opening up opportunities for others.
Signature moment: In the double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos in the divisional round, Smith got the better of Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, beating the perennial Pro Bowler twice for long touchdowns.
Stat that stands out: 17.4 -- yards-per-reception average for Smith, fourth-highest among qualifiers.
Pro Football Focus grade: +8.6 overall | +9.7 as a receiver | -0.3 as a runner | -2.6 penalty.
Outlook for 2013 and beyond: With Anquan Boldin now catching passes in San Francisco, Smith is the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver for the Ravens. Due to his impressive deep speed, he has always received extra attention from opposing defensive backs, but now he will likely be their primary focus on most passing plays. He has worked on his hands and his route-running since entering the NFL, and if he continues to improve on those areas, he should be ready for the challenge of being Joe Flacco's go-to guy.