3 Baltimore Ravens primed to breakout in the second half of 2023 season

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2. Will the Baltimore Ravens play Keaton Mitchell more?

This one is pretty obvious after what he did to the Seattle Seahawks. It took just nine carries for Keaton Mitchell to establish himself in the NFL. He posted 138 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens win over Seattle. Now, the question is whether that was a fluke or whether he can lift their run game over the top.

Mitchell is a UDFA. A lot of that comes down to a lack of power and limited passing-game ability. Can he hold up against the bigger NFL hits, and how can the Ravens avoid him crashing to the inside? Mitchell was already placed on IR, and after he returned against the Lions, he missed the very next game with a small tweak.

On the flip side he brings explosion that this offense has not had since J.K. Dobbins got hurt. Justice Hill has his moments, but is not that back and the Ravens tried Kenyan Drake to no avail as well. The Ravens are at their best when Lamar Jackson is running wild, but also when they have a downhill force and a speed threat. Gus Edwards is the downhill force, can Mitchell be the speed threat that completes the backfield?