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The Ravens will host one of the top two running backs in this year's draft class.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is one of the top two running backs in this year's draft class.

With the Ravens in need of a running back, even before Bernard Pierce was cut, the possibility has existed some time that the Ravens could take one with the 26th overall pick. That speculation will continue with the news that Gordon, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin, will visit the Ravens before the draft.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RB Melvin Gordon is scheduled to visit the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ravens?src=hash">#Ravens</a> prior to the draft, a source said. Baltimore currently holds the 26th pick.</p>&mdash; Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rand_Getlin/status/578303690613780480">March 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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For the first quarter of the 2014 college football season, Gordon was a definite No. 2 running back behind Georgia's Todd Gurley. Then Gurley was suspended for accepting improper benefits before tearing his ACL in his first game back. Now, Gordon looks to be the first running back taken in this year's draft.

Gordon's season was remarkable too. He ran for a staggering 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns. For one week, he held the NCAA single-game rushing record with 408 yards against Nebraska on Nov. 15 (Oklahoma's Samaje Perine ran for 427 against Kansas the very next week).

If Gordon were to end up in Baltimore, he'd reunite with running backs coach Thomas Hammock, who was previously on the Badgers' staff.

Gordon would be a great addition to the Ravens and has the potential to be in this league for many years to come.

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