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Ravens' theoretical question in job description: Do running backs matter?

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Ravens' theoretical question in job description: Do running backs matter?

The second-ranked rushing offense in the league is hiring a Quantitative Analyst and offered the question “Do running backs matter?” as an example project for prospective applicants.

The Ravens topped the league with 547 rushing attempts last year, and placed second overall in rushing yards with 2,441 yards. This includes rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson’s 147 rush attempts and 695 rush yards last year as well. Jackson was the highest-ranked rushing quarterback and scored five rushing touchdowns.

Notably, the Ravens have not drafted a running back in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft since 2012, when they drafted Bernard Pierce in the third round.

As for their current depth chart, Mark Ingram II (signed as free agent this offseason), Gus Edwards (undrafted free agent from Rutgers in 2018), Justice Hill (fourth round selection in 2019 Draft) and Kenneth Dixon (fourth round selection in 2016 Draft) make up Baltimore’s backfield.

As one Twitter user pointed out, the Ravens are “looking for someone who loves analyzing sports data (football especially) and doesn’t take themselves too seriously,” according to the job details.

Potential applicants can apply here.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

<em>This post has been updated with a correction to Hurst's injury status.</em>

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Some good news for Ravens fans: Despite reports earlier that a hamstring injury has left tight end Hayden Hurst 'questionable' to participate in training camp from Rotoworld, he said he's doing just fine. Hurst had hamstring issues previously but returned to practice. Last season, Hurst missed four games following foot surgery. After a previous version of this post was published, he tweeted that he is not questionable for camp. We regret the error. 

2. On "Good Morning Football," Maurice Jones-Drew called Earl Thomas the new Ed Reed. Jones-Drew says Thomas will have the biggest defensive impact on his new spot with the Ravens.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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