Jahmyr Gibbs, 2023 NFL Draft, Dolphins Thirsty

Jahmyr Gibbs 2023 NFL Draft


This 2023 NFL Draft scouting report on Jahmyr Gibbs was done by Justin Caballero of Digging in the Trenches. Make sure to click the links and tags at the bottom of this post for more draft profiles. We also have mock drafts for the Miami Dolphins.


2023 NFL Draft: Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama


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Rating scale: 1 Poor 10 Elite


Caballero considers Jahmyr Gibbs to be one of the most versatile running backs in the 2023 NFL Draft. Gibbs will help a team in the running game as well as the passing game. Depending on the team that selects this RB prospect, he might make an impact on special teams as well.

Gibbs passes the eye test of a running back that should do very well at the next level. “Jahmyr is electric on a football field, he has great speed and it shows on film,” said Caballero.  Knows how to create space with his quick bursts either after a handoff or a reception. Gibbs can stop and go on a dime with some excellent change of direction movements.

Gibbs does not pass protect as well as you would like but with his receiving skills, he should not be called on to block that often. He is much more valuable with the ball in his hands or at the very least a threat as a target. Might not be as thick as some power backs but he still brings the boom. Gibbs’ contact balance is amazing as he does not often go down on the first hit.

An overall skillset that will play well in the NFL. His route tree is still developing but it is already surprisingly strong for a college running back. Knows how to get open as well as what to do when the ball gets to his hands. Good vision and should be a solid fit in any team’s blocking scheme with his versatility.


By the Numbers


Rushing & Receiving Table
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2020 Georgia Tech ACC FR RB 7 89 460 5.2 4 24 303 12.6 3 113 763 6.8 7
2021 Georgia Tech ACC FR RB 12 143 746 5.2 4 35 465 13.3 2 178 1211 6.8 6
*2022 Alabama SEC SR RB 12 151 926 6.1 7 44 444 10.1 3 195 1370 7.0 10
Career Overall 383 2132 5.6 15 103 1212 11.8 8 486 3344 6.9 23
Georgia Tech 232 1206 5.2 8 59 768 13.0 5 291 1974 6.8 13
Alabama 151 926 6.1 7 44 444 10.1 3 195 1370 7.0 10
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 4/24/2023.


The Prospect Sheet


Jahmyr Gibbs attended Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia (Per 247sports.com). Gibbs was highly recruited coming out of high school. He had offers from Georgia Tech, Alabama, FSU, Ole Miss, Texas, and others. Gibbs chose Georgia Tech (GT) out of high school. He played for 2 seasons at GT but transferred to Alabama prior to the 2022 season. At Alabama, he established himself as one of the top RB prospects in this year’s draft class.


Draft projection: Late 1st round or early second round


Overall, Caballero feels that Gibbs will make a quick impact on any team that selects him due to his being a good fit for any system.


Strengths: Jahmyr Gibbs


  1. Versatility as a weapon
  2. Speed
  3. Solid routes as a receiver
  4. Fits any blocking scheme
  5. Playmaker


Areas of Concern/Improvement


  1. Blocking
  2. Size


Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting


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[…] Gibbs is said to be a favorite of Mike McDaniel per Peter King and Benjamin Allbright. From King: “The Dolphins don’t pick till 51st overall, but if there was some way to climb into the twenties to nab explosive back Jahmyr Gibbs, coach Mike McDaniel would love to do it,” […]