The countdown until training camp is on, and we accompany this with a countdown of the Baltimore Ravens roster. We are going from 90 down to one and looking at the most valuable players on the team heading into the upcoming season. Today, we are discussing running back Owen Wright.
Baltimore Ravens roster ranking: No. 78 RB Owen Wright
Owen Wright is a rookie UDFA from Monmouth. He started his career at William & Mary but transferred after the 2020 season. Still, he only had 666 yards over the past two seasons. The notable stat is that he had 18 touchdowns over that time and 16 touchdowns last year.
When you see Owen Wright, it is easy to see why. At 5'9" and 214 pounds, he is built stout and low to the ground. For that height, he is thick at that weight, and that makes him tough to bring down in those big piles. Wright also has some work on special teams, but you can see why Wright has the Ravens' interest,
He has a speciality that they are looking for along the goalline. When you look at the Baltimore Ravens roster, it is clear that they have a plan for their starters and backups. Justice Hill is a third back and special teamer but is not a primary runner.
J.K. Dobbins is the speed back and Gus Edwards is the power. They signed two UDFA running backs. The first is Keaton Mitchell, the speed back, the second is Wright, the power. So, his value is tied to Gus Edwards.
Edwards has an injury history, so his path to the roster may be higher than this indicates. However, as we stand here right now, there are names such as Leonard Fournette, Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Cook. If the Baltimore Ravens suffered an injury, they would probably look to the veteran signings first.
Still, the Baltimore Ravens may get won over if he is that good on the goal line. That is what gets him into the top 80, but someone with such little production at Monmouth cannot get much higher as a UDFA rookie.