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Baltimore Ravens Pass; Kansas City Chiefs Select Jonathan Baldin With 26th(?) Overall Pick, Ravens Make 27th Pick After

With the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens passed on their pick. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin. The Ravens turned around and selected Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith with the 27th overall pick.

Apart from making a tired blogger confused, both picks address needs for the teams.

The Chiefs grab a big possession wide receiver to compliment Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City running game. It may be a bit high for Baldwin, but the Chiefs wanted to make sure they got their guy who can use his big frame to add some size to a small receiving kid.

For the Ravens, they grab a talented cornerback, but he has a lot of character issues that scared a lot of teams off. The Ravens trust that their veteran locker room can reign in the kid and set him on the straight and narrow. I wouldn't want to cross Ray Lewis, so maybe Ozzie Newsome knows what he is doing. What am I saying? Of course, Ozzie knows best. This is the NFL Draft after all.

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