J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Towards the end of the 2020 season, J.K. Dobbins began to establish himself as the Ravens’ lead back.
The rookie was competing for carries with running backs Gus Edwards, Mark Ingram, and Justice Hill. It would not be until Week 11 that Dobbins pushed himself out in front of the pack.
In those final six games, Dobbins would have at least11 rushing attempts in each week. He would also not record fewer than 53 yards on the ground in every game.
Dobbins finished the regular season with 805 rushing yards which ranked third among rookie running backs. He also found himself breaking records held by previous Ravens greats.
Dobbins set the Ravens’ rookie rushing touchdown record previously held by running back Jamal Lewis who scored six times back in 2000.
That’s not the only Ravens record Dobbins would break. He also moved ahead of Marquise Brown (seven) and Torrey Smith (seven) for the most touchdowns by any Ravens rookie with nine total scores.
Dobbins is coming off an impressive rookie year, and expect him to build off that momentum and solidify himself as the lead back in the NFL’s most dangerous rushing offense in 2021.