Gibbs feels like a long lost sibling to both Dalvin and James Cook. Outside zone run schemes that also use their backs in the pass game will love him.
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A smaller running back that looks shot out of a cannon, Gibbs is a big play threat in both the run and pass game.
His play speed is tremendous. He wins the foot race to the edge on outside runs and is dynamite after the catch in the open field.
Gibbs isn’t just an explosive athlete playing running back, he has natural feel on handoffs that help his rush lanes develop. Despite his size, tacklers bounce off of him frequently. It’s hard for them to strike with significant force because it’s so difficult to line him up. When box defenders meet him in the hole, he can juke them out of their cleats.
His calling card is his pass catching ability. He caught 42 passes in 2022 for 378 yards and three touchdowns. Gibbs can turn a check down into a chunk play and will be a weapon in the screen game. He only dropped one pass last season.
Gibbs overall talent is closer to the top of this class than to the next tier of running backs. He can change a drive on any given touch and will be a monster in an outside zone scheme. If he can add some more mass for a larger workload, he’ll be an electric feature ‘back. I see a ton of Dalvin Cook in his game.