With the 138th pick of the 2014 NFL draft, Baltimore took running back Lorenzo Taliaferro out of Coastal Carolina.
The 6'2", 230-pound Taliaferro was named the Big South Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 after leading the conference with 1,729 rushing yards on 276 carries (6.3 yards per carry) and 27 touchdowns in 15 games.
He added 23 catches for 153 yards and a pair of scores. In his career at Coastal Carolina, Taliaferro set 11 school records and five conference rushing records.
Normally, Taliaferro wouldn't be expected to get a lot of playing time as a rookie with the Ravens, but he could this year given the uncertainty at the position.
Starting running back Ray Rice is facing a potential suspension from the NFL because of his aggravated assault charge at an Atlantic City casino this offseason.
Backup running back Bernard Pierce is also coming off a subpar season. He had offseason surgery on his shoulder labrum, but Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports that he should be ready for the start of training camp.
These two situations could mean Taliaferro gets some looks in OTAs and training camp to showcase his skills. This could translate into more playing time in the preseason.
However, an offseason arrest may have severely damaged those chances. According to Wilson, Taliaferro was arrested and charged with destruction of property and being drunk in public in late May.
For the majority of his rookie season, Taliaferro will mostly be relegated to the fourth-string running back role, depending on how well the newly signed Justin Forsett performs in training camp.
Forsett and Taliaferro will battle for the third running back spot to get two or three touches per game behind Rice and Pierce.
That means if Taliaferro is able to outperform Forsett in camp, he could find himself active for a lot of games as a rookie. If he isn't, though, he could be a game-day inactive for most of his rookie season, as teams don't often keep four running backs active for games.