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Ravens to meet with Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon

The Ravens also have scheduled meetings with with Duke Johnson and David Johnson.

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One of the positions the Ravens arguably need this draft season is running back, especially with how deep this year's group is.

The top option on everyone's board at the moment appears to be Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who ran for a staggering 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2014. According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, the Ravens are meeting with Gordon at the NFL combine this weekend, which shows the high interest the Ravens have in the emerging runner.

Drafting Gordon would make the transition easier on the Badger, given that Thomas Hammock coached him for two seasons at Wisconsin. Hammock became the Ravens' running backs coach prior to the 2014 season.

"I learned a lot from him," Gordon said. "He's a big reason I'm standing here today. He's taught me so much, from the mental aspect of the game. He brought me a long way. It's a tough road. I went through a lot, but I can definitely say I have him to thank for being here."

Gordon has drawn comparisons to Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, based on his blend of vision, power, speed and ability to contribute in the passing game.

The Ravens have already met with Miami running back Duke Johnson and are meeting with Northern Iowa running back David Johnson, according to The Sun.