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Jahmyr Gibbs is starting hot in Lions’ first-team offense at practice

Jahmyr Gibbs during OTAs for the Detroit Lions.

Jahmyr Gibbs is starting to roll offensively in practice for the Detroit Lions.

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He was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft because of his speed, explosiveness, playmaking abilities, and versatility in the passing game. Fans of the Lions are seeing why its team chose to select Gibbs at No. 12 overall. He showed in one season at the University of Alabama he was worthy of a first-round flyer. The 5-foot-9, 199-pounder had 926 yards rushing, 444 yards receiving, 258 kick return yards, and ten touchdowns. Gibbs led the Crimson Tide for receptions in 2022 (44) and had three touchdown catches. According to NFL Rookie Watch, the native Georgian is off to a ‘hot start’ with the Lions’ first-team offense.

Detroit has not had a running back to boast about since Barry Sanders.

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Gibbs can give the fans the excitement they crave.

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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 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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