Jahmyr Gibbs (RB) – University of Alabama / Junior
5’11” / 200 lbs (Unofficial)
2022 Stats: 12 games, 151 carries, 926 yards, 6.1 yards per carry, 7 touchdowns, 44 receptions, 444 receiving yards, 10.1 yards per reception, 3 receiving touchdowns
Awards: Awards: Named to the All-ACC Team at three different positions (2021 while at Georgia Tech). Voted First Team All-ACC as an all-purpose back (2021 while at Georgia Tech). Picked up All-ACC second-team honors as a specialist and third-team recognition at running back (2021 while at Georgia Tech)
Measurables: (AVAILABLE POST COMBINE/PRO DAY)
Games Watched: 2022 Vs. Texas, 2022 Vs. Utah St., 2022 Vs. LSU
Jahmyr Gibbs possesses great contact balance. He is lightning quick and eats up space in a hurry. Gibbs is a complete mismatch for LBs when running routes out of the backfield. He is a natural hands catcher. Gibbs understands he’s at a disadvantage vs interior defenders(DL/LBs) and does a good job of relying on last second cuts to make defenders miss inside the hash marks rather than trying to run through tackles. Gibbs shows good awareness against Texas, his route is covered in the endzone and the QB is scrambling, breaks off his route, and finds a hole in the secondary. Good footwork to step over fallen defenders in the backfield against Utah St., 1st QTR.
5’11”, 200 lbs seems generous, I expect he will come in smaller than that at the combine. Gibbs whiffs on the blitzing LB Vs. Texas, with the LB crossing his face. Gibbs shows the willingness to run inside but he struggles due to his lack of size/power. A few concentration drops against LSU, 2022.
Jahmyr Gibbs is an offensive weapon whom any offensive coordinator will be happy to work into their game plan. Gibbs is best suited in a zone scheme rushing attack, this will allow him to find space rather than run head first into the hole which I think better suits his play style. Scouts and GMs will appreciate Gibbs transferring from Georgia Tech to Alabama in his last season. He has proven he can play at the biggest stage in college football and not drop off in production.
Updated by: @coachschepps, 02/21/23
Reviewed & edited: J. Clark 02/21/23