Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/3/13
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has an opportunity to step up in place of the injured Lardarius Webb, who's recovering from a torn ACL. Add in the departure of Corey Williams, and the Ravens surely need someone reliable in the secondary, and Smith just might be the answer. “I feel great,” Smith said, via Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times.  “I feel like I did in college.” Smith, a first-round pick in 2011, battled a groin injury last year, but is fully healthy and ready to contribute. He'll compete in camp with fellow CB Corey Graham for the starting spot. “Those groins really hurt my game last year, playing with that throughout the whole season and then getting surgery,” Smith added.  “But now that that’s better, I feel 100 percent better. . . .  I do feel like I’ve improved.  But, like I’ve said, everything’s a work in progress.  I’m still trying to climb the mountain.  I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’ll be there soon.” In the 2012 regular season, Smith had 34 tackles in the 11 games.
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