Baltimore Ravens make perfect pick in Torrey Smith

The Baltimore Ravens needed a vertical threat in the NFL Draft and got one in wide receiver Torrey Smith.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Michael Lombardi said the Ravens were one of the slowest teams at wide receiver in the NFL. With Smith, they're that no longer.

Smith was one of the top risers in 2010. Everyone has always known he's a great return man. But he developed into a good wide receiver. He finished his career as Maryland's career leader in all-purpose yards.

As much as Smith has developed, he has plenty of work to do to be more than the next Darrius Heyward-Bey. Namely, Smith will have to start catching the ball more away from his frame. It seems like Smith makes a lot of catches with his arms and not his fingertips. While he's done a better job on his routes in 2010, he doesn't run an especially complex route tree.

Smith may never be a true No. 1 receiver on an NFL team. What he will be is a good No. 2 and a standout special teams performer.

For more on the Baltimore Ravens, visit Baltimore Beatdown.

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