Lorenzo Taliaferro
Lorenzo Taliaferro
28-Year-Old FullbackFB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
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$Released by Ravens in September of 2017.
Released by Ravens
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September 1, 2017
Taliaferro was released by the Ravens on Friday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
The Ravens began the process of paring their roster down to 53 men Friday, releasing nine players early in the day. Taliaferro, a fourth-round selection by the team in 2014, had made the switch to fullback this preseason to up his chances at making the final roster. However, a lack of feel for his new position coupled with mediocre rushing totals (15 carries, 31 yards) made Taliaferro expendable.
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This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
225 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
Broad Jump
118 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
8.38 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Thigh and foot injuries have limited Taliaferro (6-0, 225) to a combined six games over the past two seasons after he put together a promising rookie campaign in 2014 in which he averaged 4.3 yards per carry and reached paydirt four times. Those injuries coupled with his cheap price tag and the Ravens' added depth at running back might mean that Taliaferro will have an uphill battle making the roster. There is a caveat, however, as Taliaferro's size could help him transition to a different role. Reports have suggested that a move to fullback could aid Taliaferro's chances at making the team. That said, if Taliaferro does make a move to fullback, it'd likely nullify his fantasy value. Or, if Taliaferro beats out Javorius Allen for a roster spot, he'd be the No. 4 running back at best.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, the 225-pound Taliaferro is likely Baltimore's most powerful runner, but it isn't clear if that will help his cause in a Marc Trestman-directed offense that emphasizes running back involvement in the passing game. Taliaferro's first two seasons were cut short by foot injuries, and it appears Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are all better fits in Trestman's scheme. Taliaferro will start the season on PUP and will miss at least the Ravens' first six games.
Taliaferro got more work than expected last season, after Ray Rice had his contract terminated and Bernard Pierce's performance continued declining, but the fourth-round rookie wasn't really able to establish a consistent role behind Justin Forsett, and he then missed the last three games of the season with a foot sprain. A pure power rusher who lacks the speed or elusiveness to be an effective feature back, Taliaferro does have the size and strength to emerge as an asset in short-yardage and goal-line situations. That skill set won't necessarily endear him to new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who seemed to prefer the bell-cow backfield model in Chicago and may be reluctant to use a committee approach that might give Taliaferro a chance to shine. Baltimore also spent a fourth-round pick this year on Javorius "Buck" Allen, whose skill set more closely matches Forsett's. If Forsett were to break down, Allen, rather than Taliaferro, would be the natural replacement.
A superbly strong downhill runner with great size at 6-0, 230, Taliaferro was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round out of Coastal Carolina, where last year he rushed for 1,729 yards and 27 touchdowns. Though he lacks the pure speed of current Baltimore backup Bernard Pierce, whom he'll battle for duties behind Ray Rice in training camp, he's a more polished receiver out of the backfield as well as an outstanding blocker. Taliaferro has all the potential to be a three-down workhorse back, but unless Rice and Pierce continue last year's downward spiral, he'll probably be limited to third-string duties in his rookie season.
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Moves to fullback
FBBaltimore Ravens
July 25, 2017
Taliaferro has been moved to fullback, which helps his chances of breaking camp on the Ravens' 53-man roster, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Could get a look at H-back
FBBaltimore Ravens
March 15, 2017
Taliaferro (hamstring) could get a look in the fullback/H-back role vacated by Kyle Juszczyk, The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Heads to injured reserve
FBBaltimore Ravens
December 13, 2016
The Ravens placed Taliaferro (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Ruled out Monday night
FBBaltimore Ravens
December 10, 2016
Taliaferro (thigh) is ruled out of Monday night's game against the Patriots, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Unlikely to play Monday
FBBaltimore Ravens
December 9, 2016
Taliaferro (thigh) did not practice on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
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