3. Ravens RB target: Marlon Mack (Indianapolis Colts)
Marlon Mack is a name that’s been thrown around quite a bit in recent weeks and he seems to be one of the prime candidates to be traded in the coming days.
Mack has fallen out of favor in Indianapolis’ backfield after returning from a torn Achilles this season. The Colts have leaned on the duo of Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines leaving Mack on the outside looking in.
The USF product has played just 14 percent of offensive snaps this season totaling 97 yards on 25 carries. He’s been a relative afterthought and the word is that the Colts will likely look to trade him.
Mack has been a productive player in the past and even rushed for over 1,000 yards in his last full season prior to his injury. He still has plenty left in the tank and could be a worthwhile pickup for the Ravens.
The best part about it is that he likely won’t cost much of anything.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently insisted that it probably won’t take anything more than a conditional late-round pick to get a deal done.
Mack’s $2 million salary could be absorbed by the Ravens a lot easier than some other salaries around the league too. The only question is, how much of an upgrade would he be?
Mack is a good player, but you could certainly argue that he isn’t a massive upgrade over the running backs the Ravens currently have.
Still, for a conditional seventh-round pick or whatever it might cost, the talent fits the value.