3 goals for the Ravens offense vs. Jaguars
2. Justice Hill making plays
The biggest focus of the Ravens offseason was giving the offense complimentary speed to Lamar Jackson. It’s not just about the wide receivers. Justice Hill is a running back whose speed is off the charts. At the NFL Scouting Combine he ran a 4.4 second 40 yard dash. He’s got speed that at least holds a candle to his fellow speedster Ravens. The question is what can Hill do as a rookie in the NFL? The answer is hopefully a change of pace back that can take it to the house on any given carry.
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The Ravens need to find out if they found an extra element to the offense with Hill. If he is the kind of player he was at Oklahoma State he probably should have been drafted before the fourth round. The Ravens have downhill workhorses in Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards. They need a quick little jitterbug in the offense and that’s what Hill can be.
Everything coming out of Ravens training camp about Kenneth Dixon has been positive. The fight for the third spot in the backfield is on. Dixon is an injury prone running back. He has shown a flash here and a flash there. The change of pace back should be a player who will consistently give the offense a burst when he touches the ball. Hill has as much burst as anyone and if Baltimore gets him some early on the job training, it could pay off as the season progresses.