Ravens running back JK Dobbins suffered a torn ACL in the final preseason game against the Washington Football Team. Tests confirmed the injury and we await more tests to see if more structural damage was done.
Dobbins was slated to be the starting back this year and was poised for a big season. Gus Edwards, who was the other back in a split backfield now becomes the lead back. Ty’son Williams and Justice Hill seem like they’ll be on the final 53 as well. Williams has had a monster preseason and looks like the RB2 and 3rd down back. Hill was a 4th round pick in 2019 but has yet to breakout. He has good speed, agility, runs hard, and is a good special teams player but there needs to be growth for him in his 3rd season. It’s possible the Ravens look to the free agent market for a player like Todd Gurley or Le’Veon Bell, both of which the Ravens have shown interest in recently, but they would be fine rolling out the guys they have. Nate McCrary is also a player worth mentioning who has nice physical tools and a player the Ravens will want to keep around weather that be on the 53 or the practice squad. Dobbins is expected to make a full recovery by next season.