4. Buck Allen:
Javorius “Buck” Allen, where did you go? In 2015 Allen showed himself to be a piece of the future. While he has never been overly impressive as a ball-carrier, he certainly has some moves and quickness. Injuries forced Allen to be one of the Ravens main weapons in 2015. He ended up with 137 rushing attempts and 45 receptions in an eye-opening rookie season. Now it’s not even a given that Allen makes the team.
Kenneth Dixon’s injury was bad news for everyone but Allen. It means that the Ravens are going to need another running back to take some of the weight off of Terrance West. Allen is going to get tons of chances this preseason, because the Ravens need him to once again factor into the offense. Allen was neglected last season. This year is his shot to make a mark.
Allen needs to show that he can hit the hole and go. There’s no time for dancing on the football field. He needs to show that he is an efficient ball-carrier that can break out some big runs. Allen has a lot of competition for touches in the Ravens backfield. He has to show that he can make