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Former Alabama players Jahmyr Gibbs and Brian Branch have their numbers for Detroit Lions

Jahmyr Gibbs (#1) runs for a long touchdown in Alabama's matchup against Arkansas
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Jahmyr Gibbs and Brian Branch got selected by the Detroit Lions in the NFL Draft.

Both players have their numbers for the Lions. According to the team, Gibbs is No. 26 and Branch is No. 32. Gibbs got taken No. 12 overall in the draft while Branch came off the board at No. 45 overall. Both bring quality skill sets to Dan Campbell’s team.

Gibbs wore No. 1 and Branch wore No. 14 for Alabama. It will be interesting to see how both players perform in the fall as rookies.

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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 15 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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