Using a scale from 1-10, this is a look at how much confidence you should have in each Baltimore Ravens position group, after the 2020 NFL Draft.
It’s hard to be anything but confident in Lamar Jackson. He’s the MVP from the 2019 season. All the sudden, he is the face of the franchise. The exciting thing about Jackson is that while he’s entering his third year in the NFL, he’s only had one full season as the starting quarterback. When you’re already playing at an incredibly high level taking strides in the little things make a resounding impact. If Jackson can match his performance from a year ago, the Ravens are in a good position to win their third straight AFC North Championship. If Jackson improves, the Ravens may be almost impossible to beat.
The Ravens also have a quality backup quarterback in Robert Griffin III. Jackson makes the Ravens special and there is no replacing him. If the Ravens have to get through a few games with Robert Griffin III however, a ground and pound philosophy on offense could get the job done. The Ravens rested Jackson in the fourth quarter several times last year with big leads. Griffin III also was the starting quarterback that got the Ravens a win over the Steelers in the 2019 regular season finale. If the Ravens need to call on Griffin it’s not an ideal situation but it’s as good as you’re going to get from a back up quarterback.
Running Back and Fullback: 10
The Ravens have five players here that are very strong pieces to the offense. Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill all offer a good bit from the running back position. Ingram was a superstar last season, who earned a trip to the Pro Bowl. Edwards could probably start for most teams in the league. On top of that Dobbins is the biggest draft swing at the position since the Ravens drafted Ray Rice in 2008. To sum up the Ravens backfield strength is quite simple. The Ravens had the most rushing yards ever in 2019 and now have an even more talented backfield. Patrick Ricard is a great fullback who will help each running back over the course of the season.