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Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen, and Kenneth Dixon will most likely be the Ravens' running backs in 2016. Which one will be the leader?

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Running back is one of the most interesting positions on the Ravens roster. The Ravens have a number of talented running backs, but only three of them are going to make the roster and only one of them can be the starter. Most predictions have the Ravens carrying Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen, and Kenneth Dixon on the roster in 2016. Which one will start?

Justin Forsett

Forsett's numbers before he went down in Week 10 weren't going to be as impressive as his 2014 numbers, but he still had a realistic chance of rushing for 1,000 yards and he still averaged 4.2 yards per carry. All reports say that Forsett is still the safe bet to be the Ravens' leading running back and if he can still stay in top shape, he can fend off Buck Allen and Kenneth Dixon.

Javorius Allen

In the last six games of 2015, Javorius Allen had 95 carries for 332 yards and a touchdown and he also caught 32 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns as the Ravens' leading RB. He did have some fumbling issues, but after he was benched by Coach Harbaugh, his problems went away. If Allen can build off of his rookie campaign, he can seize the starting job.

Kenneth Dixon

Out of the three backs, Dixon has the potential to be the most dynamic, with his speed and natural receiving ability that allowed him to be the second most prolific scorer in the history of the NCAA. If Dixon can show that ability in the NFL and keep the ball off the ground, he can be the starting back and be a draft day steal for the Ravens.

Who will the job go to? Justin Forsett, the veteran that was a free agency steal? Or will one of the younger backs, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon steal it from him?