BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 26 -- Baltimore Ravens Select Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

Thanks to Josh Roberts for the pick and quick writeup. The Ravens do need some more speed on offense, but not sure I'm a big fan of this pick for Baltimore. By the way, I'm liking the way this mock is shaping up, but I'm pretty surprised that Mike Pouncey is still on the board after he tore it up at his Pro Day. Perhaps he'll be coming off the board soon. Next up: the Atlanta Falcons, represented by the philosopher Bluegrass Steeler. - Michael B. -

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MaLor is able to return to BTSC because I have indeed picked one of our beloved closet case's favorite players. I don't know whether my choice will be celebrated or attacked here due to that small fact. Anyway, onto the hardcore player analysis.

During a certain heartbreaking loss or two last season for our friends the Purple Brownies, I remember thinking to my self, why in the hell are all these WR's so damn slow? The offence currently has no sort of fire and spark to it, tending to get bogged down when it needs a big play, and this leads to added pressure on a still maturing Flacco, and well, when you add in a flying fuzzball on the blitz, it doesn't make for a happy sight for our less fortunate hard nosed brethren. Enter Torrey Smith, a blazer with decent hands and route running ability who is also electric after the catch, as well as on punt returns. I certainly don't want to see him running any punts back against our ST coverage. His impressive measurables as well as his stunning performances as a Terp will convince Ozzie Newsome to pull the trigger on the 6'1" wideout.

 

BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
  25. Seattle Seahawks -- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
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