3 former Baltimore Ravens players who won't be missed in 2023

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Baltimore Ravens, Kenyan Drake
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1. The Baltimore Ravens do not need Kenyan Drake in 2023

Kenyan Drake is the Demarcus Robinson of running backs. He is not only not on the Ravens, he has not been signed yet. Beyond that, the team relied on him way too much last season and should be in a spot where they do not need him at all.

Lamar Jackson led the Baltimore Ravens in rushing attempts, with 112. However, the leading running back in attempts was Kenyan Drake with 109. Still, J.K. Dobbins had 520 yards on 92 attempts, showing that while he did have fewer carries, he is the better back.

Kenyan Drake held down the fort until J.K. Dobbins returned. Now that Dobbins appears to be healthy, there is not a need for Drake. The great news for Dobbins is that he has been healthy this entire offseason. Beyond that, the addition of passing game weapons and a new offensive coordinator can only help clear lanes for him.

With Dobbins set for a breakout, and set for a new contract, the Baltimore Ravens want to give him every snap and find out if he is worth extending, tagging, or letting him walk. Beyond J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards will be back. Both Dobbins and Edwards were trying to come back from devastating injuries last season, and now both of them are fully healthy. You know the Ravens will lean on this duo.

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They have Justice Hill, who provides a lot on special teams, and UDFA Keaton Mitchell presents some youth and some upside that can get fans excited. At this point, if the Ravens called Drake he may even turn it down, realizing that he is now fifth in line. He knows that he was needed last season, but they will not miss his loss this year.