7 fullbacks the Ravens could draft to replace Patrick Ricard
6. Ravens target: Jack Colletto, FB/LB, Oregon State
Jack Colletto has one of the most unique backgrounds of any prospect in this class. At 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, Colletto arrived at Oregon State as a dual-threat quarterback transferring from Arizona Western College.
He even started a game as a sophomore in 2018 completing 23-of-47 passes in eight total games. He returned the following season and switched sides becoming a full-time linebacker on defense.
Colletto has since carved out a niche as a hybrid linebacker/fullback at Oregon State rushing for a whopping eight touchdowns as a senior.
Much like Ratkovich, he doesn’t have the build of your typical fullback, but he has the competitiveness and intelligence to find a home in the NFL nonetheless.
5. Ravens target: Troy Andersen, LB/FB, Montana State
Troy Andersen might be the most high-profile prospect on this list, but that’s not because of his fullback pedigree. Instead, Andersen is an intriguing Day 3 linebacker prospect who has a similar background to Colletto.
Andersen has lined up everywhere from quarterback to running back to fullback to linebacker at Montana State making him perhaps the most versatile player in this class.
At 6-foot-4, 233 pounds, Andersen is a super athlete with good size for the linebacker position. If drafted, Andersen could actually become the next “Project Pat” in that he could play two ways for Baltimore.
It’s a unique proposal, but the Ravens also need linebacker help and Andersen could step in as a day-one contributor on both sides of the ball. I can’t think of a more fitting way to replace Patrick Ricard.