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Detroit Lions see another Alvin Kamara in Jahmyr Gibbs in the NFL

Jahmyr Gibbs (#1) runs for a long touchdown in Alabama's matchup against Arkansas
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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.

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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.

Campbell hopes he has his version of Kamara with Gibbs in Detroit.

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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.

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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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