7 Baltimore Ravens who must step up against Tennessee Titans
6. Justice Hill
Mark Ingram may be able to go in this game, but we know he isn’t going to be at full strength. Gus Edwards will likely get most of the work at the running back position, but Edwards doesn’t offer the same skill-set as Ingram. Hill has to be an option out of the backfield in the passing game. You can’t forget that Mark Ingram has 26 receptions and five touchdowns as a pass catcher.
It’s not a huge chunk of the offense but it’s an element that helps, especially when the Ravens get closer to the red zone. Edwards only has seven grabs on the season. If the Ravens are going to have their full set of options in the passing game with a limited Ingram, Hill could pick up the slack. Hill has gotten the least amount of playing time in the Ravens backfield trio. In the rare instances when the Ravens have thrown the football to Hill, it has gone well. Hill averages almost nine yards per catch.
The Ravens have needed to implement more of Hill’s abilities in this season. The fact that he only had 58 rushing attempts and eight receptions during the year speaks to how good Ingram and Edwards have been. Hill has the chance to be a faster Ray Rice, something I have been screaming from the mountain tops all year long. This is Hill’s chance to shine. He doesn’t have to get a heavy workload to make an impact on this game. Just get him the ball as a pass catcher three or four times and it will pay off.