2019 NFL Draft: Ravens could still draft a running back early
The more adept runners:
Jacobs’ teammate at Alabama, Damien Harris, is the most underrated prospect in this group, and will be a day one starter wherever he ends up. Harris is a more classic downhill runner the Ravens are accustomed to, with underrated dexterity as a receiver. Harris is certainly one of the safest running backs in the draft.
The biggest riser in the 2019 NFL Draft this year could easily be Penn State’s Miles Sanders. Sanders put on a show in 2018 as Saquon Barkley’s replacement for the Nittany Lions, but now he’s dominating the draft process, as well. Sanders does a little bit of everything, and he does them well. With the rise he’s been having, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him be the first or second running back taken this year. The Ravens would love to add someone of Sanders talents to their offense, considering the jack-of-all-trades that he presents.
The last noteworthy running back is Iowa State’s David Montgomery. Montgomery has drawn comparisons to Arizona Cardinals’ running back David Johnson because of the similarities in their playing style. Montgomery is arguably the best do-it-all back in the 2019 group, making him a (likely) highly sought-after commodity.
Whatever the Baltimore Ravens decide to do for the 2019 NFL Draft, it goes without saying that surrounding Lamar Jackson with as much talent as possible should be towards the top of their to-do list. The best way they can do this is by continuing to add running back talent. While the Ravens could address this in the later rounds, as we’ve seen them do more often than not, don’t be shocked if the team pulls the trigger on one of these talented runners on day two of the 2019 NFL Draft.