The Baltimore Ravens picked the best running back in the 2020 NFL Draft class in the second round as JK Dobbins fell all the way to No. 55.
Heading into the NFL draft, I believed a couple of things. One, this was the deepest receiver class that I could remember and two, JK Dobbins was the best running back the draft.
The first was proven right on Thursday night as six receivers were selected in the first round and that theme continued in the second round and the second was not confirmed by multiple teams as Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the only running back chosen in the first round and D’Andre Swift, Jonathan Taylor and Cam Akers followed his lead.
That led to the drop of Dobbins all the way to No. 55 overall where Baltimore scooped him up despite having Mark Ingram coming off a 1,000-yard season and the league’s No. 1 rushing offense thanks to Lamar Jackson.
However, Ingram is 30 years old and Jackson will need to take some of that pressure off his legs if he wants to carve out a long career and Dobbins was the perfect pick. He’s fast, shifty and explosive. He’s the perfect combination of size, strength, speed and vision in the draft and he’s going to prove that early on.
I may be a little biased here because I’ve said all along that I believed Dobbins was the best running back in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Ravens absolutely knocked this one out of the park. To get this kid at No. 55 overall is a steal and he probably could have gone in the first round.