Jamison Hensley: The Ravens took a gamble with Jimmy Smith, but it was the right one. An elite defense, like the one the Ravens had in 2000, has to have a shutdown cornerback. The Ravens have been in search of one since parting ways with Chris McAlister. Like McAlister, Smith has some character issues. But the Ravens got many productive years out of McAlister. Ultimately, this decision will be based on whether Smith develops into a top cornerback in the league and whether the pass rushers the Ravens passed on (Da'Quan Bowers and Muhammad Wilkerson) stack up against him.