NEW YORK — The Radio City Music Hall crowd groaned Thursday night when it was announced that the Ravens had passed on the No. 26 overall pick in the draft, putting the Chiefs on the clock.
The Ravens had a reason, though. According to a league source, they had a deal done with the Bears to move back in the first round, but they also had a card with their selection’s name ready.
Baltimore figured it could land Colorado CB Jimmy Smith at Chicago’s No. 29 pick. But the Bears didn’t confirm the deal in time, so the Ravens effectively passed on their pick.
The Ravens turned in their card after the Chiefs went on the clock. Luckily for them, Kansas City took Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin, not Smith, who’s Baltimore-bound as the 27th pick.