He missed Saturday’s practice because of a minor ankle injury, but Jahmyr Gibbs returned to work for the Detroit Lions in Sunday’s rookie minicamp.
In a clip from the Lions’ social media, Gibbs took a hand-off and started making moves as a running back.
The rookies hit the field for the first time this week! pic.twitter.com/GjgWDHEIFW
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 14, 2023
He proved his explosiveness at Georgia Tech and Alabama. Gibbs was the most consistent receiver for the Crimson Tide, totaling a team-high 44 receptions. He recorded 444 yards receiving and three touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 199-pounder had 926 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He provided versatility on special teams also, posting 258 kickoff return yards. Gibbs helped Alabama to 11 wins in 2022, including a victory over Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.
Detroit took Gibbs at No. 12 overall in the NFL Draft. According to head coach Dan Campbell, he sees the Alvin Kamara comparison in Gibbs and views him as a marquee playmaker. It is going to be fun to see how electric he can become.
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