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Smith is a massive 6-foot-6, 263 pounds. He registered 120 tackles and 10.5 sacks in his two seasons after transferring from East Mississippi Community College.

Smith played a lot of defensive end in college, and there are concerns about how well he can transition to a 3-4 defense, but the Ravens have heard that story before.

There were similar concerns with McPhee when he came out of Mississippi State in 2011. The Ravens worked with McPhee and he became a major pass-rush and hard-nosed, gritty player in their defense.

Smith is a heavy-handed defender in the trenches. He’s strong at the point of attack and will do the dirty work. He’s a high-character player who plays with an extremely high motor.

He played in a 3-4 defense in junior college but switched to a 4-3 at Kentucky. Smith says he’s comfortable in both schemes, and proved that with strong showings at the East-West Shrine Game, where he was named the defensive MVP.http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-draft/Round-4-Baltimore-Ravens-Select-OLB-Zadarius-Smith/bf936688-99e6-4a55-b1c5-115fac4664e1


Let's give him some props!


Way to go Ozzie.

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