Baltimore Ravens’ Top Five Running Backs in their History

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Running back Willis McGahee (26) played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2007 until 2010, when he went to the Denver Broncos before finally landing in Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

4. Willis McGahee (2007-2010)

McGahee lost significant playing time when Ray Rice was drafted in 2008. He was the main back in 2007 when he rushed for more than 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns.

He makes my list because I think he was always underrated. He could cutback to make it through holes the offensive line created. If need be, he could turn on a second gear to explode through a hole for a big gain.

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Even when he became Rice’s backup, he rushed for 12 touchdowns in 2009, which was fifth best in the league. He was not starting games, but continued to contribute whenever he was given a chance.

He understood how play in specific situations as the backup. In same season, he had 12 touchdowns occur inside the red zone.

McGahee certainly did not have a substantial impact as a starter in Baltimore, but he never let up effort even when in the backup position. He has continued his success in Denver, but recently, his playing time has been limited in Cleveland.

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