The Detroit Lions will be a force to watch on offense in the fall.
Jared Goff, who enters his third regular season as the Lions’ starting quarterback, has several playmakers at his disposal — including a running back that doubles as a wide receiver. Detroit is looking smarter by the minute for its decision to take Jahmyr Gibbs with its first draft pick at No. 12 overall. He has been highly impressive in OTAs, especially with his ability to catch out of the backfield and line up as a receiver. Gibbs has looked impressive in his routes and completion of plays in OTAs for the Lions.
Jahmyr Gibbs showing OFF his skills in the receiving game 😳
Gibbs has reportedly “impressed many” with his receiving ability early into OTA’s.
Gibbs said in a recent interview that he expects to be utilized in the “same way” he was at Alabama.
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He established a bond with Bryce Young in 2022, becoming Alabama’s leading receiver with 44 catches. Gibbs finished third on the team for receiving yards (444) and had three touchdowns. The native Georgian is now working on a connection with Goff.
Gibbs does not need a lot of space to make plays. If he gets a small crease, he will do damage.
Things are getting exciting in Detroit, and a former Alabama running back is starting it.
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