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#22 CB | 6'2", 200 lbs. | Baltimore
Birth Date:July 26, 1988 (25 years old) Place of Birth:San Diego Co., CA Hometown:Colton, CA College:Colorado
Drafted:Drafted by Baltimore in 2011 (1/27).
Drafted:Drafted by Baltimore in 2011 (1/27).
|Assets:||A rare mix of very good speed and excellent size for the NFL corner spot. Can be a true shut-down guy when he's on his game. Productive as a tackler, yet also doesn't let a lot of plays happen thanks to his aggressive physicality and explosive break-up ability.|
|Flaws:||Will get too physical, and generally draws too many penalties. Doesn't excel at adjusting mid-play and isn't much of an interception threat. Still has to answer questions about his attitude and character.|
|Career Potential:||Potentially stellar cover corner.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Super Bowl||2012 (XLVII - Baltimore)|
Movements & Injuries
|4/17/2014||Baltimore Ravens exercised their contract option for the 2015 season.|
|10/14/2011||Ankle injury, out.|
|9/30/2011||Ankle injury, out.|
|9/23/2011||Ankle injury, out.|
|9/16/2011||Ankle injury, out.|
|7/29/2011||Signed by the Baltimore Ravens to a four-year contract.|
|4/28/2011||Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1st round (27th Overall) in 2011.|
Ravens exercise Jimmy Smith's team option | 04/17/2014 8:32 PM
NewsRavens exercised RCB Jimmy Smith's team option for 2015.
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Ravens will exercise CB Smith's 2015 option | 03/25/2014 8:19 PM
NewsCoach John Harbaugh confirmed the Ravens plan to exercise RCB Jimmy Smith's fifth-year option for 2015.
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Impact"We are hopeful that we can sign Jimmy long-term," Harbaugh said. "That will be our goal." A 2011 first-rounder, Smith is coming off his best season as a pro, and is still only 26 (in July). The Ravens have until May 3 to exercise Smith's option.
Ravens expected to pick up Smith's option | 03/02/2014 2:36 PM
NewsThe Ravens are expected to exercise RCB Jimmy Smith's club option for 2015.
ImpactThe cost of the option is not yet clear, but the Ravens want to keep Smith long term after a breakout 2013 season. Smith set career highs in starts (16), tackles (58), pass breakups (15), interceptions (2), and forced fumbles (2). He's still ascending after a slow start to his career. Smith turns 26 in July.
Jimmy Smith excels in matchup vs. Calvin | 12/17/2013 9:05 AM
NewsJimmy Smith shadowed Calvin Johnson whenever he lined up outside on Monday night.
ImpactThe Ravens typically just play sides with their corners, but they installed a new strategy to face Megatron. Smith, the No. 27 overall pick in 2011, played a very strong game. Johnson dropped two wide-open passes and finished with six catches for 98 yards, but Smith was step-for-step with him on a majority of the plays. It's a notch in the belt for a guy that had already graded out as a top-25 corner in Pro Football Focus' rankings coming into Week 15.
Jimmy Smith cleared for practice, as expected | 12/04/2013 12:08 PM
NewsRavens CB Jimmy Smith (concussion) has been cleared to practice, as expected.
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ImpactSmith has been medically cleared following his Thanksgiving night helmet-to-helmet collision with Le'Veon Bell. PFF's No. 28 corner will be in line for his normal every-down role as the Ravens host the Vikings Sunday.
Jimmy Smith expected to be fine Week 14 | 12/03/2013 8:06 AM
NewsJimmy Smith (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 14 game against the Vikings.
ImpactSmith and Le'Veon Bell both sustained concussions when their heads collided at the goal-line late in the Thanksgiving night game. Smith apparently emerged in better shape. "Everything looks really, really good for Jimmy. He should be fine," Harbaugh said. "You never know with that, but it looks like he'll be able to practice Wednesday. So we feel good about that." Smith has graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 28 corner on the season while playing virtually every snap.
Jimmy Smith left with a groin injury Sunday | 11/04/2013 9:42 AM
NewsRavens CB Jimmy Smith left Sunday's loss at Cleveland with a groin injury and did not return.
ImpactIt's a concern because Smith underwent sports hernia surgery last year. He was replaced in nickel packages by Chykie Brown.
Ravens list Jimmy Smith as starting right CB | 09/17/2013 3:28 PM
NewsThe Ravens' official depth chart lists Jimmy Smith as the starting right cornerback over Corey Graham.
ImpactGraham officially started in Week 1, but the Ravens played three corners for the majority of their blowout loss to the Broncos. Graham was benched for Smith on Sunday, but still saw 38 snaps as the Ravens' nickel corner. A 2011 first-round pick, Smith has made only seven career starts thanks in part to injuries.
Jimmy Smith 'more of a professional' | 07/01/2013 8:39 AM
NewsAccording to BaltimoreRavens.com, third-year CB Jimmy Smith has "become more of a professional" this offseason.
ImpactThe No. 27 pick of the 2011 draft, Smith was banged up the majority of his first two NFL campaigns, but came on during the Ravens' Super Bowl run. He's also lost 10 pounds this offseason, prompting DBs coach Teryl Austin to say he looks like a "different guy." Smith is competing for No. 2 duties with Corey Graham opposite Lardarius Webb, but all three players are expected to play a healthy dose of snaps.
Jimmy Smith looks 'leaner and quicker' | 06/24/2013 9:51 AM
NewsAccording to the Baltimore Sun, Ravens CB Jimmy Smith has looked "leaner and quicker" this offseason.
Ravens have seen "growth" from CB Jimmy Smith | 06/15/2013 9:29 AM
NewsThe Ravens have seen "a lot of growth" from CB Jimmy Smith.
Impact"He seems like a different guy right now," said secondary coach Teryl Austin. Smith took up an intense boxing regimen this offseason, losing ten pounds in the process. With Lardarius Webb working his way back from a torn ACL, both Smith and Corey Graham are lining up with the starters. While who gets the job is still up in the air, both Smith and Graham figure to have pivotal roles in the Ravens' revamped defense.
CB Smith sheds 10 pounds | 05/31/2013 2:36 PM
NewsRavens CB Jimmy Smith is down to 200 pounds after previously playing at 210.
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ImpactSmith has incorporated an intense boxing regiment into his offseason training as he prepares to earn a starting spot opposite Lardarius Webb. He's also 100 percent healthy after dealing with nagging injuries throughout last season, including a sports hernia. The Ravens are counting on their former first-round pick to play up to expectations entering his third season.
Jimmy Smith to get chance to start oppo Webb | 04/01/2013 8:57 PM
NewsThe Baltimore Sun says if all goes to plan, Jimmy Smith will start at right corner opposite LCB Lardarius Webb this season.
ImpactSmith and veteran Corey Graham will likely compete for the job, but Baltimore would like to see Smith finally step up and be a key contributor on defense with Cary Williams now out of town. Ideally, Graham would cover the slot. Smith, the No. 27 overall pick in 2011, has started just five games in his two-year career.
Jimmy Smith draws praise from Harbaugh | 02/05/2013 1:18 PM
NewsCoach John Harbaugh said he still believes CB Jimmy Smith is "really special."
ImpactSmith's first two NFL seasons have been a very rocky ride, but he stepped up in the Super Bowl with two big plays on the 49ers' final drive. "He finally got healthy at the end of the year there," Harbaugh said. "He was at his best in the last couple weeks. Jimmy is going to be, like we said all along, a great player in this league. I love him." Perhaps Smith will push Graham for the No. 2 job opposite Lardarius Webb this offseason.
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Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Tackles||6||3 times-last:at Det||last:Week 15||7|
|Assists||1||9 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||3|
|Sacks||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Sacks Yards||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Fumble Recoveries||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Defensive TD||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Interceptions||1||2 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Interceptions Yards||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
|Interceptions TD||0||16 times-last:at Cin||last:Week 17||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Interceptions||2||2 times-last: 2013 (Bal)|
|Interceptions Yards||48||2011 (Bal)|