Next up in the countdown is Running Back. Since we only have 1 FB on the roster as of now, I will include the position here. To pick the number of RB's, I will go by the Ravens' standard once again. In the case of Running Back, the number to pick will be 4. So please, when picking the number of players, pick only three (Juszczyk assumed in the total of 4). Remember that if you think an extra player will make it beyond the number I've picked, they will get an opportunity during the final vote, so don't pick that player here.
Without further ado, here are the candidates:
1. Ray Rice (26): Rice is an obvious choice here. Regularly recognized as one of the best RB's in the game, Rice will be on this roster. He holds value in his ability to run the ball effectively in addition to his pass catching prowess out of the backfield. He'll likely be relied on more in the passing game this year with the loss of Boldin.
2. Bernard Pierce (22): Pierce came on strong last year, and has likely pushed himself into receiving more carries this year. He's a strong, powerful back that is a one cut and go type of guy. He added 10 pounds this offseason, but word is that it hasn't affected his speed at all. He's guaranteed a spot.
3. Anthony Allen (24): Allen isn't much in the way of a RB. He helps based on his ST ability. He's the lead blocker for Jacoby, and was an absolute animal in that role last year. He offers a little in the running game, but offers tons as a STer. He has the body size to play more of a FB/H-Back role, but it remains to be seen whether that happens.
4. Damien Berry (24): Berry is a powerful runner that also carries some speed. I've seen numerous reports that he has very good hands out of the backfield as well. Berry's way onto the team is through ST. He's the better overall runner than Allen, but can he become a ST force and take over that spot?
5. Bobby Rainey (25): Rainey is a RB much like Rice, which may be a bad thing. With Rice in front of him, he'll never play. He stood out last year and earned a spot, but never played since he couldn't offer anything on ST. He can do returns, but we have a lot of guys that can do that already. He needs to truly stand out to earn a spot.
6. Kyle Juszczyk - Fullback (22): Juszczyk is the one and only FB on the roster, so he has a spot. He's incredibly versatile, as he can play FB, TE, and H-Back. The Ravens were comfortable enough to cut Leach in favor of Juice. He offers a new look on offense and will keep defenses on their toes due to his versaitility.
Edited by rmw10, 14 July 2013 - 01:44 PM.