4 Baltimore Ravens we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

The Ravens had some underperformers last year.

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3. RB JK Dobbins

This one hurts, as Dobbins ended up on this list through no fault of his own. Two freak injuries in four years, including an Achilles injury right before he was about to get a substantial contract in free agency, make it tougher than ever before to consider him a legitimate offensive chip the Ravens can use.

When Dobbins was healthy, he's been everything the Ravens could have hoped for. The former Ohio State star averaged 5.8 yards per carry while scoring 12 touchdowns in 24 games despite a limited role. The biggest issue for Baltimore is wondering what he could be after missing essentially two entire seasons.

Will the Baltimore Ravens keep JK Dobbins?

Dobbins would not only have to show the Ravens that he is a better option than a more heralded veteran like Derrick Henry and Saquon Barkley, but he would need to fend off internal competition from short-yardage sledgehammer Gus Edwards and another young injured back in Keaton Mitchell.

The Ravens are in such a precarious spot atop the AFC that any slip-up in their offensive rhythm could be enough to derail them and allow Kansas City to pass them up. Giving Dobbins an RB1 or RB2 role on the league's most run-heavy offense is the dictionary definition of a gigantic risk.