2019 NFL Draft: 3 Sleeper running backs for Baltimore Ravens

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Elijah Holyfield #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs leaps over Brandon Jones #19 of the Texas Longhorns during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Elijah Holyfield #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs leaps over Brandon Jones #19 of the Texas Longhorns during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: Elijah Holyfield #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs scores a second quarter touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: Elijah Holyfield #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs scores a second quarter touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Elijah Holyfield:

Don’t look now, but Draft Twitter is about to explode with love for Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because his father, Evander, is one of the greatest boxers of all-time. His son may not be a big fighter, but he’s one hell of a runner.

Holyfield was buried on a ridiculously talented Georgia Bulldogs’ running back depth chart that included the likes of Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, both of whom were top 35 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. Even this past season Holyfield had to split time with another stud running back in D’Andre Swift. When given the chance to shine, however, Holyfield did not stumble.

In 2018, as the Bulldogs’ second-string running back, Holyfield rushed for 1,018-yards and seven touchdowns. Despite Swift being the team’s no.1 back on their 2018 roster, Holyfield still found himself a way to outshine him at times throughout the season. Holyfield simply has a ridiculous burst that gets overlooked and definitely maintains his father’s ferocious mentality.

For the Baltimore Ravens, Holyfield would come in and completely replace Kenneth Dixon. The only difference between the two is that Holyfield’s college production doesn’t sniff what Dixon accomplished. In the NFL world, however, Diixon has faltered and is no longer a lock to make the team’s roster. Holyfield could walk into Baltimore and immediately be a key contributor for the Ravens. It wouldn’t be surprising if he eventually usurped everyone for the keys to the no.1 running back gig.

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Running back may not be a huge need for the Baltimore Ravens, but the team should continue to add talent the position year-in and year-out. With the direction Lamar Jackson and the team’s offense is taking them, having talented running backs is a must. Between these three players, the Ravens have options to consider outside of the top names of the 2019 NFL Draft class that can immediately become studs for the team.