The Ravens re-signed Justin Forsett last week. Forsett is coming off, by far, the best season of his career; he rushed for 1,266 yards in 2014, and his previous season-high had been 619 in 2009, with Seattle. But Gordon potentially would give the Ravens a (relatively) long-term answer at running back.
Baltimore picks 26th overall, which basically is in line with where Gordon is expected to go. While no running back has gone in the first round in either of the past two drafts, Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley are seen as likely first-rounders this year.
If they don't go for a running back, the Ravens could opt to address wide receiver, the defensive line or edge rusher in the first round.
Gordon (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) rushed for 2,587 yards in 2014, the second-highest total in FBS single-season history to Barry Sanders' 2,628 in 1988. Gordon, who had six 200-yard games in 2014, also rushed for 29 TDs.
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has Gordon as his No. 12 overall prospect and says Gordon "should be ready to contribute on all three downs in Year 1."