This class is filled with talent and will bring great value to your dynasty squad for the foreseeable future. Dave Heilman (@DynastyDorks) and I (@FFBourbonDude) will discuss the following Running Backs, and if you’re interested in listening in to our initial pre-combine breakdowns, follow the links below.
Our pre-draft consensus rankings are as follows:
This write-up is about our consensus number two running back in the 2023 rookie class, Jahmyr Gibbs. So let’s get into it.
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Jahmyr Gibbs – NFL Rookie Draft and Dynasty Watch
Gibbs was a 5-star recruit who attended his first two seasons at Georgia Tech and amassed over 1900 all-purpose yards in his freshman and sophomore seasons. After transferring to Alabama he became a great all-purpose back. On film, he is quite frankly a generational type of receiver out of the backfield
Height – 5’11”
Weight – 200 pounds
A 5-star recruit who committed to Georgia Tech, Jahmyr Gibbs has shown us his pass-catching ability throughout his entire career. He was always a volume-limited RB while at both Georgia Tech and even in the 2022 season after his transfer to Alabama.
Only amassing 383 career carries with yards per attempt of 5.6 shows he can be an effective runner even in limited opportunities. Where Gibbs has shined is the pass-catching, as evidenced by 104 career receptions.
Speed and Quickness
This jumps off the page to you in both his ability as a runner and a pass catcher. He has the quickness to make defenders miss and then the speed and acceleration to gain yardage.
— Jeremy (@PopesFFH) January 23, 2023
He is an elite pass catcher coming out of the backfield. He has strong hands to come down and rarely double-catches things. You can see this as well with his usage in the slot and outside and the continued jump in the reception category.
Getting him the ball near the goalline, he has great footwork and burst to get in the endzone.
Would really like to see him a little heavier to handle more of a workload.
He has a tendency to get run over while attempting to pass-block. He will definitely need to develop this if he plans on being in the game plan for third down.
We didn’t see the workload that we would like to out of a number two ranked running back. We are definitely projecting what we think he could be.