NFL Insider Reports Ravens Targeting Running Backs With ‘Pedigree’ in Free Agency – Could Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, or Derrick Henry Be in Play?

The Ravens have a need at running back, and according to one NFL insider, they could be targeting guys like Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Derrick Henry.

For most of the season, the Baltimore Ravens looked like the team to beat in not only the AFC but in the entire NFL. They were the AFC’s No. 1 seed and made it to the Conference Championship Game before ultimately losing to Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.

Now it’s back to the drawing board for the Ravens as they look ahead to 2024 to see just how they can get over the hump and make it to the big game a year removed from their best chance in years.

With a team so close to the top, some think Baltimore is just one established piece away, with one NFL insider speculating that they could be targeting big names in free agency.

Baltimore Ravens Reportedly Targeting Running Backs With Pedigree

If there was one thing that truly hampered the Ravens in 2023, it was their health and inexperience at some spots. Specifically, speaking to the running back position, where they saw several players suffer injuries, forcing them to go deeper down the depth chart or into the free agent market to find production.

With that in mind, ESPN’s NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler believes Baltimore could be looking to address that need via free agency and will be looking to do so with a running back that comes with a “pedigree.”

“Some personnel people inside the league believe the Ravens will target a running back with a pedigree in free agency.”

While it seems like much of the NFL is going the opposite way with that approach, opting to add young RBs via the draft and refusing to allocate premium money or resources to the position, the Ravens have identified how important an effective running game is to their success and look poised to add a proven veteran to the mix.

Running Backs Ravens Could Add in Free Agency

Our very own Dallas Robinson put together a list of free agents across the league, including the top running backs that look to be available when free agency comes around. According to Robinson’s list, it looks as if the Ravens will have several quality options to pick from if they so choose to spend.

The list of available running backs includes Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Derrick Henry — all three of whom have very accomplished NFL careers.

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Those are the top three names listed and assumedly will command the most amount of money for their services.

A little lower down the list that could still fit the profile while being a little more cost-effective include keeping J.K. Dobbins in the fold, as well as Antonio Gibson and Devin Singletary.

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