The running back position is weak for the Baltimore Ravens since players like Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake aren’t contributing enough. But help is on the way; JK Dobbins has been putting in plenty of time at practice and is ready to contribute as soon as possible.
The Ravens play the Patriots in Week 3, and head coach John Harbaugh has been coy about how healthy J.J. Dobbins is. Although Jeff Zrebeic reported that Harbaugh said his starting running back’s status is “week-to-week,” Harbaugh remained tight-lipped on the matter.
Running backs like Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake aren’t cutting it for the Baltimore Ravens. Still, hope is on the horizon since JK Dobbins has been putting in his fair share of practice and is ready to contribute.
When questioned about J.J. Dobbins’s availability for Week 2, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh didn’t reveal much. The Ravens play the Patriots in Week 3. Harbaugh has been tight-lipped about the status of his starting running back, noting only that he is “week-to-week,” as reported by Jeff Zrebeic.
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It has been reported that Dobbins has participated in all of this week’s practices, and he is now considered iffy to play on Sunday. John Harbaugh, the team’s head coach, wouldn’t hint at a preference.
Updated on Thursday, Dobbins put in another complete session, increasing the likelihood that he will make his 2022 NFL debut in Week 3.
On Wednesday, Dobbins participated fully in the Ravens’ practice in advance of Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Dobbins would be expected to perform at a very high level in his junior year. These forecasts were validated when, throughout the course of the season, he tallied gains of 100 yards or more in ten games. Notable among these was a 211-yard rushing performance that led to four touchdowns in a win over Michigan.
When the season was over, he had rushed for over 2,000 yards for Ohio State, surpassing Eddie George’s record. Dobbins was a Heisman Trophy semi-finalist and Doak Walker Award nominee. The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) voted him to their All-Big Ten First Team and their All-America First Team as an All-Purpose Player.
Dobbins’ first two rushing touchdowns of his NFL career came in Week 1 of 2020, a 38-6 win over the Cleveland Browns. His first 100-yard rushing game came in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a loss by a score of 24-28. He had 15 carries for 113 yards. It was on November 23, 2020, that the squad put him on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and on December 4, 2020, he was called up. Dobbins carried for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns as the team defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 38-3 in Week 17.