7 fullbacks the Ravens could draft to replace Patrick Ricard

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2. Ravens target: Zander Horvath, FB/RB, Purdue

Zander Horvath is more of an offensive weapon than he is a true fullback. At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Horvath is a bowling ball of a running back who runs with power and physicality.

Horvath was forced to miss some time this past season after breaking his fibula in September, but he returned and picked up right where he left off.

He isn’t someone who’s going to play a featured role as a starting running back, but his size leads many to believe that he could transition well to a full-time fullback role in the NFL.

Either way, Horvath is a good fit in the Ravens’ power run scheme and someone who very well could hear his name called at some time during the draft.

1. Ravens target: Jeremiah Hall, FB/TE, Oklahoma

At 6-foot-1, 229 pounds, Jeremiah Hall is one of the favorites to be the best fullback in this year’s class. Although he’s limited athletically, Hall shined at Oklahoma as a versatile, do-it-all offensive contributor.

As Keith Sanchez of The Draft Network puts it, “Hall has lined up in every offensive position on the field but quarterback.” He has the build of a typical fullback with experience playing tight end, H-back, and even running back.

Hall is a good blocker who plays with a competitive drive that’s unmatched by most. On top of that, he’s shown soft hands and the ability to make plays as a receiver out of the backfield.

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Again, Hall isn’t a perfect replacement for Patrick Ricard. But he’s a good prospect and someone the Ravens could look to target if Ricard does, indeed, walk this offseason.