BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the 16th pick in the NFL draft.
Baltimore was eager to get depth at cornerback. Jimmy Smith played the position well, but he’s missed time with injuries in two of the last three years.
The Ravens finished 8-8, missing the playoffs for a second straight year and improving the pass defense became a huge priority.
Humphrey is the son of former Alabama running back Bobby Humphrey.
The Ravens entered the draft with plenty of needs — most notably wide receiver, pass rusher and cornerback.
Humphrey did not attend the first round of the draft on Thursday night in Philadelphia.