Sources have told Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net that they expect the Ravens to draft a running back before the end of the fourth round.
Pauline specifically mentions that LSU’s Jeremy Hill and Towson’s Terrance West could be options for them round four.
Sticking with Hill, Pauline reports that Hill has been drawing “rave reviews” from NFL scouts for his pass-catching ability. However, the Titans and Falcons are also believed to have interest in Hill as well.
The depth of this draft could force running backs to fall in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft, but if Hill is drawing “rave reviews,” then I don’t think it would be all that shocking if he came off the board a little earlier than round four.
Last year, he ran for 1,401 yards on 203 carries (6.9 YPC) and 16 touchdowns for LSU.
We have the Ravens taking West in the third round of our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.