Baltimore Ravens’ Top Five Running Backs in their History

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1.  Jamal Lewis (2000-2006)

Drafted in 2000, Lewis would rush for more than 1,300 yards as the Ravens won their first Super Bowl. Just as fast as he came to Baltimore, he would sit out the 2001 season with a knee injury.

He rebounded. He came back in 2002 with another 1,300-yard season with six touchdowns and more than 400 yards receiving. He averaged 4.3 yards per rush, which he added an entire yard to his average the next year.

He finds himself at number one on my list, being the only Ravens’ running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. He added 14 touchdowns to go with it.

Lewis is the only Baltimore Raven to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.

Lewis rushed for 7,801 yards with 45 touchdowns in his time with Baltimore. He fumbled the ball more than Rice did, but unlike the former Rutgers’ running back, he often ran through defenders. He could stretch the field on the goal line or go through the defensive line to score the touchdown.

When he was in open space, he was bigger than Rice, so he stiff-armed defenders to the ground and kept moving forward. He maintained consistency with at least a 1,000-yard season every year but two. He only once missed 1,000 yards with the Ravens.

In my opinion, he deserves the number one spot above anyone else. Do you agree, disagree, or think I messed it completely up?

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