John Harbaugh did not hesitate last week when asked about Torrey Smith’s leadership qualities.

"Torrey is a lot of things,’’ Harbaugh said. "Torrey is a good person. He’s a hard worker. He’s a humble person. Obviously (he is) a really talented guy. He’s a real engaging guy, and he’s honest. He’s very trustworthy."

The Ravens’ head coach must believe Smith can handle that praise, without it going to his head. Smith will be counted on more heavily than ever next season, to blossom as a complete wide receiver. A young receiving corps will be leaning on him for direction. With Anquan Boldin now with the 49ers, Smith should get every opportunity to top 1,000 yards in receiving for the first time.

"Torrey is a guy that is only going to get better, because he works hard at it," Harbaugh said. "He’s not a guy who spends any time thinking about anything other than what he can do today to be the best he can be. That’s what makes him so good. He’s running all the routes really well. We have a lot of leaders on this team – nobody less than Torrey Smith. Torrey’s a great leader. He’s been a leader in his family, high school. He was a leader the first day he got here in a lot of ways. He’s a guy that we think a lot of."

After the Ravens received their Super Bowl rings Friday night, four players were brought out to speak with the media – Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, and Smith. Nobody seemed more ecstatic than Smith, but he made it clear that he wants more rings.