Melvin Gordon Scheduled to Visit With Baltimore Ravens


Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon runs with the ball in a drill during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has been a popular mock draft target for the Baltimore Ravens, who seem very likely to take a running back at some point in the draft.  And now Gordon, who is a projected 1st or 2nd round pick, is scheduled to visit with the team, according to Rand Getlin at Yahoo Sports.

Current Ravens running back coach Thomas Haddock is already familiar with Gordon from his time as a running back and assistant head coach at Wisconsin.  And what a productive college career he had, averaging a stout 7.6 yards per carry over the last two seasons and racking up 2587 yards last season alone.

Melvin Gordon would certainly be a nice addition to the Ravens’ backfield, especially paired with the fantastic mentor that Justin Forsett promises to be.  It would be a great way to break in a young running back, and it would form a heck of a backfield stable for a team hoping to continue its offensive success in 2015.

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