Ravens Sign Second-Round RB J.K. Dobbins

The Ravens have officially signed second-round running back J.K. Dobbins, per a club announcement. In addition to the Ohio State product, the Ravens also announced the signing of seventh-round safety Geno Stone. With those two in the fold, the Ravens have just four unsigned rookies left, including first-round pick Patrick Queen.

Dobbins was viewed as one of the best pure runners in this year’s class, but he saw four other running backs – Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs), D’Andre Swift (Lions), Jonathan Taylor (Colts), and Cam Akers (Florida State) come off the board before him. That fall might have bruised his ego, but the Ravens were happy to scoop him up at No. 55 overall.

Dobbins posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons at Ohio State and the Ravens believe that he can anchor the running game behind Lamar Jackson. Last year, he topped 2,000 yards with 23 total touchdowns. This year, he’ll fight for carries alongside Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill.

Per the terms of his slot, Dobbins will earn $5.7MM over the course of his four-year rookie deal. That pact includes a $1.7MM signing bonus and a low cap figure of $1.04MM for 2020.

Here’s the full rundown of the Ravens’ class, where Queen, Duvernay, Harrison, and Phillips stand as the only unsigned rookies:

1-28: Patrick Queen, LB (LSU)
2-55: J.K. Dobbins, RB (Ohio State): Signed
3-71: Justin Madubuike, DT (Texas A&M): Signed
3-92: Devin Duvernay, WR (Texas)
3-98: Malik Harrison, LB (Ohio State)
3-106: Tyre Phillips, OL (Mississippi State)
4-143: Ben Bredeson, G (Michigan): Signed
5-170: Broderick Washington Jr., DT (Texas Tech): Signed
6-201: James Proche, WR (SMU): Signed
7-219: Geno Stone, S (Iowa): Signed

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8 comments on “Ravens Sign Second-Round RB J.K. Dobbins

  1. cant_teach_speed

    He’s going to be a stud. I know the pick had mixed reviews for not being a need, but a great pure runner. He is going to look good next to Jackson in the backfield

  2. burrow_is_a_bust

    Can someone pls explain why Ohio state has all those stickers on their helmets

    • hOsEbEeLiOn

      It’s like a trophy system

      They are awarded for achievements whether individual or as a team or as a unit on offense or defense.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The Buckeyes have those stickers on their helmets to show the world they are as good as the Pokemon.

  3. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    The Ravens had a superb draft, adding to an already very good team.

    If they don’t win a Super Bowl in the next few years, I’ll be surprised (assuming Jackson doesn’t regress or get hurt).

    • crosseyedlemon

      Try to cheer up. Maybe nentwigs will drop by with a clever play on words like: RAVENS leave no STONE unturned.

  4. tropicoflungcancer

    As soon as declared his eligibility I just assumed he’d be ROTY.

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