Jahmyr Gibbs had a strong performance at the NFL Combine, and for NFL Draft analysts, he’s locked himself into a solid position ahead of the draft.

Gibbs received a “stock up” position from Chad Reuter, an NFL.com draft analyst:

Gibbs weighed in at 199 pounds, which is satisfactory for the type of rushing/receiving role he’s projected to play in the NFL. His 4.36-second 40 confirmed his straight-line speed, and his fluid movement during position drills was impressive. Gibbs caught nearly every pass thrown his way, showing the flexibility and footwork to quickly turn upfield. He couldn’t quite bring in one deep throw but got another chance and took advantage. I believe he completed the task of locking up the RB2 spot in this year’s draft, behind Texas’ Bijan Robinson.

NFL future

Gibbs has put himself in a position to have a strong NFL career, and be the latest former Alabama running back to excel after Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris, just to name a few, who have all shown flashes of greatness and proven that they can be a franchise running back for years.

Gibbs, a transfer from Georgia Tech, started 11 of the 12 games and was the Crimson Tide’s leading rusher last season with 926 yards and 7 touchdowns on 151 carries. He also caught a team-high 44 passes and turned them into 444 yards and 3 more scores.

In the modern NFL, it’s running backs like Gibbs who can extend their career by being valuable in the passing game.