Ravens: 5 potential external replacements for J.K. Dobbins

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The Baltimore Ravens made history on Saturday night becoming the first team in NFL history to win 20 consecutive preseason games. But their accomplishment was somewhat overshadowed by the loss of J.K. Dobbins.

The Ravens made the decision to play the majority of their starters for the first time this preseason. It was nice to see Lamar Jackson, Ronnie Stanley, and others returned to the gridiron, even if only for one series.

Unfortunately, on their lone offensive possession, disaster struck.

Dobbins hauled in a screen pass from Jackson only to injure his left leg upon being tackled. The injury looked gruesome on replay and Dobbins was carried off the field unable to put any pressure on his leg.

Shortly thereafter, the second-year running back was carted to the locker room and immediately declared out for the game.

The extent of Dobbins’ injury is unknown at the time of writing. An MRI is scheduled for Sunday and that should provide more information as to how serious the injury is.

But if Dobbins does miss significant time, the Ravens might be forced to explore external options. After all, there’s only so much Gus Edwards can do. And it’s unlikely the Ravens trust Justice Hill or Ty’Son Williams to take on a featured role at the time.

Let’s take a look at five external options the Ravens could consider.