Ravens 2nd-rounder Ray Rice’s role already seems to be growing. Primarily a third-down back last year, Rice has been taking snaps with the starters throughout the majority of the offseason minicamps. As a rookie, he placed third on the team with 107 carries for 454 yards, and he is obviously aiming to increase those numbers. Rice added a noticeable amount of bulk to his upper body to be more of an every-down runner. HC John Harbaugh believes Rice can fill that role. “Not that he wasn’t a tackle-breaker last year - he was a tackle-to-tackle runner at Rutgers, that was what he did - but he’s come a long way,” Harbaugh said. “Now, people see him as a third-down back because of the success he had last year, but I don’t think we have any question that he can be an every-down back.”
Ravens 2nd-rounder Ray Rice’s role already seems to be ...
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