Baltimore Ravens’ Top Five Running Backs in their History

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the third quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

3 Justin Forsett  (2014-current)

Forsett has only spent one season with the Ravens, but in that season, he rushed for more than 1200 yards and eight touchdowns. He did have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, and he took full advantage of it.

He could run inside the tackles and stretch the field horizontally. He wasn’t afraid to run through defenders or stand his ground and block incoming linebackers. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry.

He was able to use a second burst of speed to pull away from defenders, as he broke free from the line of scrimmage. His usefulness was not limited to carrying the ball.

Forsett rushed for more than 1,200 yards with eight touchdowns and averaged more than five yards per carry.

Forsett had reliable hands, which brought in 44 catches for 263 yards. His hands were not only good for catching passes, but keeping the ball in the possession of the Ravens. He never lost a fumble.

The main reason I place him at number three is because he took full advantage of his first starting chance. He previously played behind Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch, but never had any real chance of being a starter.

With the release of Ray Rice, he stepped up and provided exactly what the Ravens needed. I do not expect him to disappoint in his second season as he heads in knowing he is the starter.

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