If the Ravens draft a running back, it will not change Justin Forsett’s attitude or approach.
When Forsett joined the Ravens last season, it was his fourth team in four years. But he found a home, rushing for 1,266 yards and parlaying that into a three-year, $9 million contract.
At age 29, Forsett is determined to prove he can play at last year’s level, if not higher. He eagerly reported to the team’s offseason conditioning program, and when asked about the possibility of the Ravens drafting a running back, Forsett took it in stride.
“My job is to go out and make plays and produce and have an impact,” said Forsett. “If they bring someone else in, (I’ll) just go out and compete and work hard.”
The Ravens cut running back Bernard Pierce after his DUI arrest, leaving second-year back Lorenzo Taliaferro as Forsett’s backup on the depth chart. This draft is deep at running back, so at some point, if figures the Ravens will take one. Forsett will not mind mentoring a running back should the Ravens draft one.
“I’ve been in the game going on my eight season, so even with the guys here, being a leader, being able to mentor those guys, help them on and off the field, I feel that’s what I’m here for,” Forsett said.
The Ravens may draft their running back of the future next week. But Forsett has every intention of remaining their top running back of the present.