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#1 vmax

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 06:03 PM

They will need some help here...

 

 

Baltimore Ravens: After rookie signal-caller Lamar Jackson took over in Week 11, the Ravens threw the ball on fewer than 38 percent of their snaps. New play-caller Greg Roman has vowed more balance during Jackson's second season, but Baltimore is a solid bet to again finish top-three in rushing attempts using a stable of backs -- and Jackson's unusual talents on the ground. Coach John Harbaugh recently called Gus Edwards "our No. 1 running back," but the Ravens could use more horses. Alex Collins is out of the picture after last week's thorny arrest led to his quick release. Kenneth Dixon is entering his contract year, while Buck Allen and Ty Montgomery (both free agents) are unlikely to return. How about free agent Mark Ingram as a potential fit for one of the NFL's obvious committee jobs?

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


#2 oldno82

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

There should be plenty of running backs available on day 2-3 of the draft. I don't think it's a good idea to draft one until round 3 or 4 at the highest.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


#3 papasmurfbell

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

No on  a FA back.  Agreed with later in the draft.


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#4 varaven45

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:22 AM

Not a huge Ingram fan (already have one of them); I feel and see a need for speed and wheels :)


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#5 papasmurfbell

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 12:15 PM

Agreed. 


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