Ravens: Daniel Jeremiah predicts massive year for J.K. Dobbins

Ravens, J.K. Dobbins (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens have high hopes for running back J.K. Dobbins in 2021 after an impressive rookie season. And the Ravens aren’t the only ones with lofty expectations.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah was at Ravens training camp on Tuesday and he couldn’t help but take notice of the second-year running back.

Jeremiah believes that Dobbins is primed for a massive season — one that could see him emerge as one of the best running backs in the NFL.

Here is what Jeremiah had to say about Dobbins.

"“I think he could have a monster season. When I put numbers on it, I’m talking about 1,400-1,500 yards from J.K. Dobbins. He’s got that type of ability to just go off. Double digit touchdowns. I think he’s going to be a star in this league.”"

Daniel Jeremiah believes J.K. Dobbins will be a star for the Ravens.

Dobbins burst onto the scene as a rookie rushing for 805 yards and nine touchdowns on an incredible 6.0 yards per carry. That average led all NFL running backs and his nine touchdowns were a Ravens rookie record.

Needless to say, the Ravens have big plans for Dobbins both this year and in the future.

That’s especially true given that Dobbins will be allowed to run free as the team’s top running back this season.

His only true competition for snaps will be Gus Edwards who works best as a complementary back. Dobbins should be given every opportunity to shine this season.

Are Jeremiah’s goals a little hefty, though? Honestly, not really.

Given the frequency at which Baltimore runs the ball, Dobbins should be given plenty of touches. And if we’re talking all-purpose yards, that 1,500-yard mark becomes even more attainable.

The Ravens have made it a point of emphasis this offseason to get their running backs more involved in the passing game, and Dobbins is at the forefront of that offensive metamorphosis.

More touches mean more opportunities which ultimately means more yards and touchdowns.

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J.K. Dobbins might not be a household name around the NFL just yet. But if he even comes close to reaching Jeremiah’s expectations, the Ravens could have the next superstar running back on their hands.