Three Ravens that need to impress in the 2019 Pre-Season
By Ian Schultz
With training camp set to get underway this Thursday, here are some Ravens who will need to impress to make the 2019 53-man roster.
In what has been one of the most hotly debated stories of the off-season Kenneth Dixon’s 2019 status with the Baltimore Ravens is about as up in the air as anyone’s. The fourth year RB out of Louisiana Tech finds himself a part of a crowded backfield that includes presumed starter Mark Ingram, top returning rusher Gus Edwards, and 2019 fourth-round pick Justice Hill.
The 5’10” 228 pound Dixon finished last season with 60 carries for 333 yards and a pair of touchdown runs in six games played. Last season, injuries once again plagued Dixon who has struggled to stay on the field throughout his tenure in Baltimore. Add on suspension issues which have also plagued Dixon, and that is why he finds himself in this precarious position.
When Dixon is able to find his way on the field, he is extremely productive. In the last five games of 2019, he pitched in 47 carries and 289 yards good for an average of 6.14 yards per carry. He is a free agent after this season which also leaves his spot on the roster in jeopardy.
The Ravens have not kept more than three running backs since the 2014 season where they were able to carry the extra one early while Ray Rice served his suspension. I really like Dixon, but the numbers are going to be stacked against him if he doesn’t dazzle in training camp.