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2011 NFL Draft Results, Second Round: Baltimore Ravens Select Speedy Receiver Torrey Smith

The Baltimore Ravens were linked to Maryland burner Torrey Smith in a number of mock drafts, so it was no surprise to see them select the young wide receiver with the 58th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. Baltimore swung and missed on a receiver that was supposed to stretch the field a couple of years ago when they signed Donte Stallworth and lacked a truly scary receiving threat to complement Anquan Boldin, the former Arizona Cardinal they acquired in free agency a year ago.

With Smith in tow, the Ravens offense is pretty loaded. They have a number of young, dominant offensive linemen, Ray Rice, and exciting and versatile running back, and Joe Flacco, a fourth-year quarterback who appears to be on the rise. With the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary concerns, you can expect the Ravens to utilize Smith in the two teams' divisional battles, sending him deep to stretch the field, take full advantage of Flacco's cannon of an arm, and keep Pittsburgh's defensive attack honest.

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