Six running backs were drafted ahead of Ravens rookie running back
With the exception of first-round draft picks and starters
That includes first-round draft pick
Among all rookie running backs regardless of draft position, Pierce ranks seventh behind Martin,
Pierce gained a career-high 53 yards on eight carries during a 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
"I look at it as every chance I get on the field it's another step, it's another learning experience in the process," Pierce said. "You just got to be patient and take your time. Eventually, you learn more things as the season goes on and you take it to the field. Thank God I'm playing."