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Ravens running back Justin Forsett hits the NFL Top 100 for the first time

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No surprise here, but Ravens running back Justin Forsett appears on the NFL's Top 100 list all the way at number 65.

We've debated over rankings before with linebacker Terrell Suggs falling far down the list, offensive guard Marshall Yanda being one of the lower rated players, and quarterback Joe Flacco actually dropping a few spots despite one of his best statistical seasons to date. However, Forsett finally making this list is definitely deserved, even if we as Ravens' fans think he should probably be a little higher.

After bouncing around various clubs during his career, Forsett followed former head coach and Ravens' offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to Baltimore. Partly looking at being a backup to then-current Ravens' rusher Ray Rice and to help fill in during Rice's suspension, Rice's off-field issue spiraled out of control leading to an indefinite suspension and subsequent release from Baltimore. After fighting off rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro and Bernard Pierce, Forsett grabbed ahold of the starting job and never really let it go, leading to his best season as a pro.

Forsett finished the regular season with 1266 yards on 235 carries with 8 touchdowns on the ground. What was expected to be missed from Rice's release was the outlet valve for quarterback Joe Flacco, but Forsett again carried when needed, ending with 263 yards on 44 receptions. At one point, Forsett led the league in yards per carry and was being mentioned by almost all analysts as a true weapon for Baltimore.

Forsett marks the fifth Raven on the list so far. However after how all have played in 2014, he very well might be the last one on the list.