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
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
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 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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