After spending two of their first three selections on road-runner wide receivers, the Ravens took Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill with the No. 113 overall selection — yet another prospect with a 40-yard-dash time around 4.4 seconds.
Ray Rice's arrest five years ago represented a line of demarcation in the way the NFL and the Ravens understood and confronted intimate partner violence. Though much has changed in the time since, the league still faces difficult questions about its place in a national epidemic.
"So for the fact that you're a fair-weather fan that quickly, when things go rough, you turned your back on him. And that just got under my skin a little bit" — Jimmy Smith on Ravens fan reaction to Lamar Jackson
Only 11 players remain from the last Ravens team that made the playoffs in 2014. Those survivors are counseling younger teammates to cherish the opportunity as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Maybe Jimmy Smith is being humble or would prefer that his play do his talking. Either way, the Ravens cornerback is trying to stay out of the limelight and avoid questions about his improved play in recent weeks.
Cornerback Marlon Humphrey ensured that the Ravens would not suffer another last-minute, heartbreaking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals by preventing a fourth-down conversion late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-21 win.
Two straight losses have dropped the Ravens to a mediocre, and all-too-familiar, 4-4. They know that if they don't right their ship Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a promising year could slip away.