Ravens 2024 Mock Draft: Giving Lamar Jackson what he deserves after AFC Championship loss

The offseason awaits for the likely 2-time MVP.

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player. 493. . RB. Braelon Allen. Braelon Allen. Braelon Allen. . 3.

Speaking of shuffling at a position, the running back position has been very similar to cornerback in recent years. The Ravens continue to run the ball well while handing it off to one of several backs over the last couple of seasons. With J.K. Dobbins' time likely done in Baltimore, the Ravens could choose to run it back with Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell.

Or, they could look at finding a true, every-down back which would be complimented by the aforementioned guys. In Round 3, you won't find a much better option at running back than Wisconsin's Braelon Allen.

Many fans would like to see the Ravens go after Derrick Henry in free agency, but if they don't, then Allen is a nice consolation prize. Allen is a monster, standing 6-foot-2, 245 pounds. If you want a punishing running back who is tough to bring down but also possesses sneaky speed, then Allen is your guy.

This kid is a former safety and even projected as a linebacker coming out of high school, which should tell you all you need to know. He's a running back with a linebacker's build and the athleticism of a safety. In three seasons with the Badgers, Allen ran for 3,494 yards and 35 touchdowns, averaging a healthy 5.9 yards per carry. He also caught 49 passes, proving he can be a threat in both aspects of the offense.