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Running Backs the Ravens Can Draft to Take Over for Mark Ingram

Max Staley
Mark Ingram was dynamic last year, but he's entering his age-30 season.
Mark Ingram was dynamic last year, but he's entering his age-30 season. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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Mark Ingram was flat-out dominant in his first season with the Baltimore Ravens. The three-time Pro Bowler tallied 1,265 yards from scrimmage and 15 total touchdowns in just 15 games played.

However, he dealt with a scary calf injury down the stretch, and he's entering his age-30 season in 2020. Given how important he is to the offense, the team could look to draft another running back as an insurance plan if he goes down, or to eventually take over for Ingram. Let's take a look at three backs Baltimore could draft to be the long-term replacement for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

1. Cam Akers

Cam Akers could be a nice fit on the Baltimore Ravens.
Cam Akers could be a nice fit on the Baltimore Ravens. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

With Ingram on the team, running back isn't an immediate need for the Ravens, and it doesn't feel like they'll use a first-round pick on one. If they wait until the second or third round, though, Florida State's Cam Akers could be a great target. He's coming off a really productive campaign that saw him total 1,369 yards from scrimmage and 18 scores.

2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be a great addition to the Ravens.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be a great addition to the Ravens. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Anyone who watched the LSU Tigers' championship run last season knows just how dangerous Clyde Edwards-Helaire is. Coming off a 1,867-yard, 17-TD campaign, one might think Edwards-Helaire would have a higher draft stock, but the 5-foot-7 back looks like a Day 2 pick. If he's there at the end of the second or third round, he'd be a nice fit for the team.

3. J.K. Dobbins

J.K. Dobbins could be a steal if he falls to the Ravens at the end of the second round.
J.K. Dobbins could be a steal if he falls to the Ravens at the end of the second round. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

J.K. Dobbins is widely being projected to go in the middle of the second round, but if he slips a bit, he'd be an excellent fit for the Ravens at the end of the second. Arguably the most productive RB in the NCAA last season, Dobbins racked up 2,003 rushing yards and 21 TDs on the ground in 2019, adding another 247 yards and 2 scores through the air.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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