Defensive backs are scheduled to meet with teams and reporters today, which should serve as a reminder to the significant improvements the organization has made at the cornerback spot in a year's span.
Last year at the
This year, the cornerback position is barely on the Ravens' radar. Now, I'm not saying that the Ravens won't use a mid-to-late-round pick on one because you can never have enough corners these days in the NFL. But I am saying that the Ravens consider the position one of their chief strengths going forward and feel no urgency to upgrade it, just like at quarterback and tight end.
Smith acclimated himself well on and off the field and showed enough in his rookie season despite missing some time with a high ankle sprain for team officials to believe he, too, can develop into a shutdown corner. He's just 23 years old.
And after those three, the Ravens still have two 25-year-olds in Brown and
That depth is expected to lead to the release of veteran corners
Even with the confirmation that