With the 55th overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. It may have not filled a major need for the team, but with how much their offense relies on the the rushing attack, any weapon in the backfield will benefit them.
Dobbins is a starting caliber back, even as a rookie in the NFL. He and veteran back Mark Ingram will likely split the bulk of the workload. Those two aside, Baltimore also has Gus Edwards and Justice Hill in their backfield, both of whom combined for over 1,000 rushing yards.
They arguably have the deepest backfield in the league heading into the season.
One thing to keep an eye on as we approach training camp, is how the running back by committee plays out. Ingram had a really solid 2019 campaign, but he’s on the wrong side of 30. Dobbins can do it all out of the backfield, and his running style is actually very comparable to Ingram’s.
But, is there any chance he steals the starting spot from Ingram outright?