In his first two seasons, Smith didn't meet the lofty expectations that come with being a first-round pick, though he did show flashes, like when he blanketed San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the dying moments of the Super Bowl. As was the case a season ago, Smith will be competing for a starting spot. He couldn't beat out Cary Williams a year ago and Corey Graham is sure to put up a fight this year. Smith looked a little leaner last week. We'll see if he is finally ready to seize his opportunity.
Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun