Cornerback: Jimmy Smith (left) vs. Corey Graham

The competition at cornerback might not be as significant as some of the other positions because the Ravens will play three or more cornerbacks on about half of their snaps this season. But still, it will be worth watching to see if Smith, a first-round pick two years ago, can finally become a full-time starter. Smith played well in the final minutes of the Super Bowl, something that could change the trajectory of his career. But Graham was a pleasant surprise last season and won't give up his spot without a fight. Regardless, both will play often, plus both could start in Week 1 if Lardarius Webb experiences a setback.

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The competition at cornerback might not be as significant as some of the other positions because the Ravens will play three or more cornerbacks on about half of their snaps this season. But still, it will be worth watching to see if Smith, a first-round pick two years ago, can finally become a full-time starter. Smith played well in the final minutes of the Super Bowl, something that could change the trajectory of his career. But Graham was a pleasant surprise last season and won't give up his spot without a fight. Regardless, both will play often, plus both could start in Week 1 if Lardarius Webb experiences a setback.

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