LaDainian Tomlinson makes impressive NFL comparison for Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs
LaDainian Tomlinson has watched film on a number of running back prospects ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft, and one sticks out to him.
That would be Jahmyr Gibbs, the versatile speedster who played at Alabama in 2022 after transferring from Georgia Tech.
This week, LT compared Gibbs to a former speedster in Chris Johnson, saying he’ll be watching the Alabama runner’s 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine closely:
"If he runs a 4.2, look out, he might rocket up the draft boards like Chris Johnson" @LT_21 is looking for a CJ2k performance from @Jahmyr_Gibbs1 at the NFL Combine. pic.twitter.com/Fr4YnkWXwT
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) February 21, 2023
“You look at this guy and, I mean, he is quick as all get out,” Tomlinson said. “Very explosive in short area spaces. Can catch the ball out (of) the backfield. This guy has speed to burn. If he gets to the Combine and he runs like a 4.2, look out. He might rocket up the draft boards, much like a guy like Chris Johnson did many years ago.”
Gibbs is already considered a late-first-round or early second-round prospect. Can he improve his stock even further in Indianapolis next week?