Baltimore Ravens Top 5 All-Time Leaders in Rushing Yards

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3. Willis McGahee – 2,802 career rushing yards

Before he joined the Baltimore Ravens, Willis McGahee had had some substantial success in the NFL already. He was drafted as the 23rd overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He sat out the entirety of the 2003 season recovering from a knee injury but went on to rush for two-straight 1,000 yards+ seasons in Buffalo and one 990-yard season.

However, McGahee wore out his welcome in Buffalo, making some negative remarks about the city and suggesting the Bills move to Toronto. As a result, he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens for a third- and seventh-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and a third-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He kicked off his career in Baltimore with a 1,207-yard season, but after that, injuries prevented McGahee from starting more than eight games in a season the remainder of his career in Baltimore.

After leaving Baltimore, McGahee joined the Denver Broncos and had a brief resurgence, rushing for 1,199 yards in the 2011 season. In the 2012 season, injuries kept him to starting just nine games, though he was still able to rush for 731 yards.

After being waived by the Broncos for health concerns, McGahee eventually ended up with the Cleveland Browns who had just traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. McGahee started six games and had the worst season of his career, rushing for just 377 yards and averaging 2.7 yards per carry.