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

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3. The Ravens could target Todd Gurley to replace J.K. Dobbins

This is the most obvious entry on this list.

Todd Gurley has been connected to the Ravens for months and, although talks have died down in recent weeks, the two-time All-Pro remains a free agent as we approach the end of August.

A potential Gurley/Ravens union makes all the sense in the world. Gurley is originally from the Baltimore area and his power-run style would fit like a glove in the Ravens’ offensive system.

That being said, his production in recent years has left much to be desired.

Gurley is fresh off an abysmal 2020 campaign that saw him average 3.5 yards per carry despite starting 15 games and receiving nearly 200 carries.

Since his back-to-back All-Pro seasons in 2017 and 2018, Gurley has fallen off a proverbial cliff with injuries mounting. He just isn’t the same player he once was.

But you could still make the argument that he’d provide value to the Ravens’ offense.

Gurley would bring added experience in a player the team knows they can rely on as a complement to Gus Edwards.

Ty’Son Williams impressed this summer, but he remains unproven. And as for Justice Hill, he might have been looking for a new place of work had it not been for Dobbins’ injury.

Gurley might not be the most appealing option out there, but he does seem to be one of the most likely. And that has to count for something.