Baltimore Ravens: Five Midseason Awards

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Most Improved: Jimmy Smith 

Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver

Calvin Johnson

(81) and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) during the game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Smith has come a very long way in the past two years. When the Ravens won the Super Bowl two years ago he was the fourth corner on the roster. At that time he was most famous for his pass break-up  against Michael Crabtree on fourth down on the Ravens goal line to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore.

Smith was a first-round pick from Colorado in the 2011 NFL Draft. He came in with very high expectations but struggled early in his career; but he has finally has gotten it together these past two years.

Smith garnered some national attention last season as he began to surpass Lardarius Webb as the best corner on the Ravens.

He was on the way to a Pro Bowl season this year until he sprained his foot this past weekend against Cincinnati, which will cause him to miss a few weeks.