Jahmyr Gibbs 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Second Team Freshman All-American (2020)
- Transferred to Alabama from Georgia Tech
- Scheme tendencies: Inside/outside zone
- 2022 projected role: Every-down running back used in both the run and pass game
Pros: In his limited opportunities, Jahmyr Gibbs flashed to be a truly dynamic playmaker in all facets of the game: returning kicks, running the football, and catching passes out of the backfield. As a running back, Gibbs shows to have good vision and electric speed to get through holes and blow by defenders. Gibbs’ style is smooth and electric, but he does understand how to lower his pads and power through contact when need be. In the pass game, Gibbs has shown to be a reliable receiver that can be used in multiple ways. He can line up in the slot and run routes and be a mismatch for defenders. He can also come out of the backfield and run traditional routes and truly excels at catching the ball 10-plus yards down the field. Even in a tough situation at Georgia Tech, Gibbs showed to be a complete back and should thrive in this Alabama offense.
Cons: There aren’t many negative traits in Gibbs’ game—he should be used as a versatile offensive weapon and not just a traditional running back. Gibbs has a bit of an upright running style that can leave him susceptible to big hits from defenders. Gibbs has also shown to have high confidence in his ability to get the edges of defenders and will sometimes pass up an opportunity to cut the ball up into the defense. Gibbs knows he has the athleticism to make the big play and, at times, will try to force runs.
Jahmyr Gibbs NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez