JK Dobbins discusses watching B1G legends Saquon Barkley, Zeke Elliott in drive to be great NFL RB
J.K. Dobbins has emerged as a pivotal part of the Baltimore Ravens offense in recent weeks. The former Ohio State running back looks to be a star in the making.
Dobbins was a second-round pick of the Ravens in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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And while his transition to the NFL hasn’t always been easy, the rookie running back is now a big part of a Ravens offense that has sparked a four-game winning streak heading into Week 17. The Ravens haven’t lost since being blown out at the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12.
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He has 645 rushing yards on 121 carries with seven touchdowns coming into Week 17.
Saying that “over the course of the year, I had to learn patience,” Dobbins went from being a little-used part of the offense in recent weeks as the Ravens’ go-to option out of the backfield (quarterback Lamar Jackson, notwithstanding.)
“When I was in high school, I watched a lot of guys like Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Saquon, Zeke,” Dobbins said in a feature by CBS. “I was like, ‘, Man, I want to be one of those guys, like, just a legend.'”
Dobbins said that he hoped to someday beat Jackson, the Ravens’ starting quarterback, for the team’s rushing lead. Jackson has 908 rushing yards entering Sunday’s season finale.
“When I was in high school, I watched a lot of guys like Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Saquon, Zeke. I was like, ‘I want to be one of those guys…just a legend.'”
@Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins sits down with @EvanWashburn to discuss players who have inspired him. pic.twitter.com/5U5kOmGlDJ
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