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ESPN NFL analyst raves about Jahmyr Gibbs’ potential in the NFL

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (#9) hands the ball to running back Jahmyr Gibbs (#1) in bowl practice for Kansas State.
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After one season at the University of Alabama as a transfer and successful performances at the NFL Scouting Combine and Alabama’s Pro Day, Jahmyr Gibbs has first-round pick status in his bank.

He clocked a 4.36 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and followed up with displaying burst, explosiveness, hands, and vision during his workout Thursday. Gibbs caught the attention of ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick at the Crimson Tide’s indoor facility. Riddick says Gibbs is ‘going to be fire at the next level.’ The native Georgian was Alabama’s leader for receptions (44) last season for 444 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 926 yards rushing and seven scores.

Gibbs stands as a first-round guy, but it will be intriguing to see which team takes him.

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He fits the modern-day NFL running back with his playmaking skill set.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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