RB, Alabama | 5’11” 200 lbs
- A balanced RB that brings elite speed to the NFL
- One of the top receiving backs in the class…hauled in 100+ receptions in his career while averaging 12 yards per catch.
- Brings extra element on special teams…returned 44 kicks for over 1,000 yards in his three year career
- Had his best and most productive season after moving into the SEC playing against the top defenses in the country…absolutely took over several games.
- On the smaller side for an NFL RB…similar size to James Cook last year who was viewed as a consensus Day 2 ceiling
- How much of an NFL workload can Gibbs handle and will he ever be a 3 down back? Probably a high ceiling receiving back that will be scheme dependent.
- Pass protection will be a big area for improvement in the NFL.
- Injuries stacked up and never eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in a season…
- Listed as 200 lbs…what will he actually be? 200 is usually the tipping point between adequate size vs size concerns.
NFL Comparison: James Cook
Range: Day 2
The Georgia Tech transfer enjoyed a role that featured him as one of the focal points of the 2022 Alabama offense. Gibbs flashed many strong outings, but also battled a handful of minor injuries throughout the season that held him out of bigger games. Gibbs’ strongest factor is his receiving ability, which was showcased with over 100 career receptions. In today’s NFL, many teams are starting to build backfields with players who can add in the pass game, which Gibbs certainly can. Gibbs is a natural athlete with elite speed and agility, which will keep him on the field at the next level.
Gibbs is far from the perfect prospect, despite what Bama fans will tell you. List at just 200 lbs, what will he actually be? 200 is usually the tipping point between adequate size and size concerns in the NFL. However, we saw James Cook as a great Day 2 pick last year that is already making an impact at the next level.