Draft Profile: BioJahmyr Gibbs attended Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia, where he would earn a 4-star recruit pedigree. Ranked as the 4th ranked RB in the nation’s recruiting class and 44th ranked overall prospect respectively.
He was a multi-sport athlete taking on basketball as well as football. In addition to playing multiple sports, he also lined up in WR sets.
In his Sophomore year at Dalton, he was thrown into the starting role amassing 897 yards rushing on 134 attempts averaging 6.7 yards a carry boasting 11 total touchdowns. He quickly progressed in his Junior year picking up 1431 rushing yards on 163 attempts averaging 8.8 yards a carry alongside 22 total touchdowns.
In his Senior year he exploded for 2554 yards rushing on 233 attempts averaging an immaculate 11 yards per carry, this stat line would be complemented by 40 touchdowns. Over the course of his three years at Dalton High School he had only one fumble.
After receiving offers from high-profile schools including Southern Cal, Ole Miss, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Texas, LSU, and Florida. Gibbs ultimately enrolled at Georgia Tech.
In his first year at Georgia Tech, he rushed 89 times for 460 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 303 yards and 3 touchdowns over 7 games. In his sophomore campaign, he rushed 143 times for 746 yards alongside 4 rushing touchdowns. He would gain 465 yards through the air on 35 receptions with two touchdowns over 12 games.
After his first two seasons as a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Gibbs elected to enter the transfer portal. When entering the transfer portal, Gibbs had the highest PFF receiving grade of any RB (91.5). As we know, players in this position often just pay lip service when the media asks for reasons. You can judge for yourself, but Gibbs answered it like this.
“I think it was the best opportunity for me to better myself. No knock on my old teammates, I love them, still talk to them every day, they’re a great group of guys, but I made the best decision for me.”
Less than a month after he entered the portal, he would become a part of the Alabama Crimson Tide where as a junior Gibbs saw action in 11 games. He ran for an impressive 850 yards on 136 attempts for an elite 6.3 ypc, with 7 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver, he made a decent 42 receptions for 378 yards.
Honors & awards
- Mr. Georgia Award (2019)
- Sports Illustrated All-American (2019)
- Second Team All-American 2021
- First-Team All-ACC 2021
- Named a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award November 10th, 2022
- Leads all RBs in forced missed tackles on receptions (18)
- Doak Walker Award's National RB of the Week after performance against Arkansas (Career high 206 yards rushing on 18 carries tying Najee Harris’s record for most rushing yards by an Alabama RB in a single game)
- SEC Player of the Week against Arkansas
- Semifinalist for the Maxwell Award
- 5th highest-ranked recruit in Georgia Tech history
- Member of the ACC Honor Roll
- Dixie Howell Award
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Best skill set of any RB in this class, will truly fit into any scheme
- Great pass catcher with a more advanced route tree than would be expected of a RB
- Strength to complement a power-back rushing attack if need be
- Electric speed allowing him to easily burn tacklers on corners
- Has the vision and confidence to hit holes without second thought
- Will only be twenty-one years old by the time he is drafted leaving ample time for his prime years
- Possess fluidity as a runner, can stop on a dime or turn on the jets at will
- Has been clocked at 22.3 MPH on one of his 70+ yard touchdowns
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Pass blocking leaves much to be desired
- Has less weight than expected of a power back, if he is adopted into an offense that uses him as a bell-cow, he would need to add muscle to compete with NFL defensive lines.
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Scouting Report: SummaryGibbs is an extremely talented runner and one of the most malleable talents the league has seen in a long time. It is rare to see a RB who possesses both elite pass-catching ability and bell cow power back prowess. Gibbs can truly fit in with any offense in the NFL run heavy or pass heavy and be a coveted asset.
His pass blocking is below average at best but not due to lack of effort. With the time he spends perfecting his running abilities and pass-catching it is easy to imagine that not much time remains to work on blocking.
At a school like Alabama with such a deep roster, on pass blocking plays he is typically taken out of the formation for another player designed for pass blocking. He will not have this luxury on the NFL stage. Expect coaches to mold him into a formidable blocker during training camp and his first offseason. With a talented offensive coordinator and staff, Gibbs will become the “do it all player” of his offense.
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