PLAYSTYLE AND SCHEME FIT
PASS GAME ANALYSIS
In the passing game, Gibbs is as versatile as it gets at the collegiate level, and that is the part of his game that NFL scouts are drooling over. He has excellent hands combined with the fluidity of a receiver in his routes. He can line up outside and in the slot and provides a chess piece functionality that can dictate how a defense deploys its personnel. He will need to improve his pass pro at the next level.
RUN GAME ANALYSIS
As a runner, Gibbs shows an elite burst. He can exploit an opening in a hurry and enter the second and third levels of a defense where defenders have difficulty reeling him in. Gibbs possesses elite balance and good speed, which is why you rarely see him taken down on first contact. Gibbs is a fluid player; he can make you miss in a tight space while possessing deceptive power he can deploy vs. a flat-footed defender. He can be deployed in both zone and gap schemes.
Gibbs provides the Crimson Tide with a different type of back than they have trotted out in recent history. At 5-11 200lbs, Gibbs is not a player the Tide should depend on to bang out tough yards between the tackles. If Gibbs is deployed correctly, he is a versatile chess piece with big-play ability. He can make defenders miss with very little daylight and is explosive off the block. Once he enters the second level of the defense, good luck.
(Instant Impact Potential)
(9.0-7.0) High-End Starter
(High Upside Potential)
(6.9-6.7) Solid Starter Level
(6.6-6.5) Low-Level Starter
(6.4) Starter Level Potential
(6.3) Limited Opportunity/Displays Starter Level Traits When Given the Opportunity
(Role Player Potential)
(6.2) Situational Starter/System Dependent/Role Player
(6.1-6.0) High-Level Backup/Developmental Starter Traits
(5.9) Career Backup Level
(5.8) Potential Backup Level/Needs Development To Become a #2
(5.7) Depth Player/#3 Level Depth Player
(Practice Squad Potential)
(5.6-5.5) Depth Player/#4 Level Depth Player/Practice Squad
(5.0-5.4) Priority Free Agent