Down to 221 pounds, roughly eight pounds lighter than last season with 4 percent less body fat, Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro has transformed his body this offseason as he competes with rookie Javorious Allen to be the primary backup to starter Justin Forsett.
Taliaferro also appears to be more decisive in his cuts.
"I’ve been impressed with Lorenzo," offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said. "He’s fluid, he does everything right, he’s in the right places, he understands our protection package. I feel really confident when he’s behind Joe [Flacco] in the running game and in our pass protection scheme. He has been very consistent."
It sounds as if Taliaferro is well prepared for a camp battle with Allen. Forsett owners should pay close attention to see who will serve as his primary backup this season.