The Baltimore Ravens could use some help in the backfield heading into next season, and New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram could be an intriguing option.

John Harbaugh’s team exited the playoffs early this season and certainly hopes to take things even further next year.

To do that, the Ravens will need to make upgrades at several key positions, and that will likely include finding a primary running back that the offense can run through.

Gus Edwards emerged as a possible option to fill that role late in the season, but Ingram’s experience and overall skill set could be appealing for the Ravens.

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ESPN recently released its offseason thoughts for all 32 NFL teams, and Ingram may be a huge priority for Baltimore, according to Ravens beat writer Jamison Hensley:

Under offensive coordinator Greg Roman, veteran runners such as Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy have thrived. Ingram is the type of durable, physical and efficient back (4.5-yard career average) who would be the perfect fit in Baltimore’s offense.

We’re at the speculation point in the offseason where there are plenty of opinions on what teams should do, but there’s no doubt Ingram would bring a lot to the table.

With Lamar Jackson under center and Ingram in the backfield, the Ravens would be a tough team to prepare for should this move happen.