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Ravens select Jimmy Smith over two pass rushers

The Ravens chose Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith over two highly-rated pass rushers with the 27th overall pick.

After a trade fell through with the Chicago Bears -- causing the Ravens to pass on the 26th overall pick -- they ultimately took Smith, a talented cornerback who comes with baggage. Still, the Ravens wanted him more than two pass rushers, Temple's Muhammad Wilkerson and Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers.According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Smith flunked three drug tests at Colorado, and he informed one team that one was for misusing codeine. He also told teams about two alcohol-related arrests, a pair of abortions that were paid for by the parents of the mothers and an arrest for third-degree assault in a restaurant.

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In a poll this month by the Journal Sentinel, 11 of 24 NFL personnel men said they wouldn't draft Smith in the first two rounds.

"He's as athletically gifted as [Nnamdi] Asomugha," an NFC personnel director told the Journal Sentinel. "He's got all the ability in the world. He also could be a supreme punk."

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