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NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens, Rd. 1, Pick 26

Up next in the SB Nation Arizona mock draft are Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. They have a few needs, but obviously they did all right. With the draft coming up, they will be looking for talent to fill their receiver, offensive line and defensive backfield needs. To do so, they will use their first pick to draft:

Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

We are already aware of the Ravens' receiver need. Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmandzadeh came up small when they were needed most in in the playoffs. What the team lacked was a consistent deep threat. Smith is exactly that. He posted a 4.37 40-yard dash at the combine and great leaping ability. He can also return kicks. But having a guy like Smith to stretch the defenses, that will only help Joe Flacco and it will also free up the older guys underneath, allowing them to make and create big plays in the passing game. 

With this selection made, the Atlanta Falcons are now on the clock.

Check out the mock draft on the Arizona Cardinals team blog Revenge of the Birds to see who both the community and the writers are projecting. 

2011 SBN AZ Mock Draft recap:

1- Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn (Jess Root)

2- Denver Broncos: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M (Cory Williams)

3- Buffalo Bills: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri (Scott Howard)

4- Cincinnati Bengals: AJ Green, WR, Georgia (JR)

5- Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU (CW)

6- Cleveland Browns: Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson (SH)

7- San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina (JR)

8- Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn (CW)

9- Dallas Cowboys: Marcell DareusDT, Alabama (SH)

10- Washington Redskins: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama (JR)

11- Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska (CW)

12- Minnesota Vikings: Tyron Smith, OT, USC (SH)

13- Detroit Lions: Cameron Jordan, DE, California (JR)

14- St. Louis Rams: Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue (CW)

15- Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama (SH)

16- Jacksonville Jaguars: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado (JR)

17- New England Patriots: J.J. Watts, DE, Wisconsin (CW)

18- San Diego Chargers: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado (JR)

19- New York Giants: Mike Pouncey, C, Florida (JR)

20- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College (CW)

21- Kansas City Chiefs: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor (SH)

22- Indianapolis Colts: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois (JR)

23- Philadelphia Eagles: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri (CW)

24- New Orleans Saints: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple (JR)

25- Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB, Washington (JR)

26- Baltimore Ravens: Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland (JR)