In a reverse Willie Cauley-Stein sort of story, the Baltimore Sun talks about the Raven’s new outside linebacker/defensive ends’ decision to choose football over basketball. For those that don’t know Cauley-Stein played football in high school! Looks like Smith made the right decision as he was chosen as the 122nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jeff Zrebiec writes:
“My senior year of high school, I played AAU basketball. I was a center and guys were like 7 feet tall,” Smith said today after the first on-field workout of the Ravens’ rookie minicamp. “I was like, ‘Man, no rebounds. I can’t get [any] rebounds. I’ve got to come up with a backup plan.'”
You can read further on the former Cat, including what head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome think of Za’Darius, at the link below: