Some saw it as a reach for the Detroit Lions to take Jahmyr Gibbs at No. 12 overall, but Dan Campbell and the Lions believe they made the right decision.
Gibbs, a former Alabama running back, reportedly reminds Campbell of Alvin Kamara.
Kamara, a former Southeastern Conference standout at Tennessee, has been a game-changer in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. Gibbs models his game after Kamara and Christian McCaffery. Campbell plans to use Gibbs in the same way New Orleans uses Kamara. He put together a strong year for the Crimson Tide in 2022, collecting 926 yards rushing, 444 yards receiving, 258 kickoff return yards, and ten touchdowns. Gibbs assisted the Tide to 11 wins, including a 45-20 victory over Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. He provides explosiveness, speed, versatility as a receiver, and toughness as a runner.
Jahmyr Gibbs reportedly “reminds” Lions head coach Dan Campbell of Alvin Kamara.
Campbell also reportedly “plans” to use Gibbs in a similar fashion to the way the Saints use Kamara.
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Campbell hopes he has his version of Kamara with Gibbs in Detroit.
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