Dec 31, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) runs the ball against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second half in the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports
- Odds have been posted on which team will select Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs in the NFL Draft
- The Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys are co-favorites at +650
- A look at Jahmyr’s NFL Draft odds can be found below with a prediction
Odds have been posted for which team will select Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs in this year’s NFL Draft.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys are the co-favorites are +650. They are followed by the Cincinnati Bengals, who have +700 odds.
The draft will be held from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Mo.
Jahmyr Gibbs NFL Draft Odds
|Los Angeles Chargers||+650|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+950|
|New Orleans Saints||+1500|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1500|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+3000|
|New England Patriots||+3500|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+5000|
|New York Jets||+7500|
|New York Giants||+7500|
|San Francisco 49ers||+10000|
|Green Bay Packers||+10000|
The Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys are the co-favorites at +650 to draft Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs. That is an implied probability of 13.33%.
Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud is a -300 favorite be selected first overall by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Draft odds.
Odds as of March 28th at DraftKings.
Who Is Jahmyr Gibbs?
Jahmyr Gibbs played only one season at Alabama after spending two years at Georgia Tech. However, it was a memorable year as Gibbs was named the third-team all-purpose player on the Associated Press All-America team.
Gibbs wound up with 1,370 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns on just 195 touches. He rushed for 926 yards on 151 carries and had 44 receptions for 444 yards.
For his three-year collegiate career, Gibbs had 2,132 yards rushing and 1,212 receiving yards on 108 catches.
Watching Jahmyr Gibbs go 0-60 like this makes me feel things. He was awesome this whole game. pic.twitter.com/Ea7zF9oCPR
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 8, 2023
Many scouts project Gibbs as an above-average kickoff returner in the NFL. While he averaged 19.8 yards a return for Alabama, he had a 25.6 average in each of his two seasons with Georgia Tech.
Gibbs measured 5-foot-9 and 199 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine along with a 30 ½-inch arm and 9 ¼-inch hand. He was timed at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 1.52 seconds in the 10-yard split and posted a 33 ½-inch vertical jump.
What the Experts Think of Gibbs
Gibbs is considered the consensus second-best running back available in the draft after Texas’ Bijon Robinson.
The Athletic ranks Gibbs as the draft’s 20th-best prospect overall. ESPN has him at #34, NFL.com at #40 and Pro Football Focus at #50.
All four outlets project Gibbs being selected in the second round. PFF is the most bullish on Gibbs as it predicts he will go 34th overall to the Arizona Cardinals.
ESPN projects Gibbs being chosen by the Detroit Lions at #55. The Athletic predicts the Buffalo Bills taking him at #60. PFF has Gibbs being the last player picked in the second round by the Kansas City Chiefs at #63.
— NFL (@NFL) March 10, 2023
Who Needs a Running Back in the NFL Draft?
The Chargers and Cowboys are the favorites to land Gibbs, and he would be a good fit in either team’s backfield.
Gibbs has a similar skill set to that of the Chargers’ Austin Ekeler, who has demanded a trade. The Cowboys could use Gibbs as a change-of-pace back to team with Tony Pollard following the release of Ezekiel Elliott.
A case can also be made for the Cardinals, Lions, Bills and Chiefs to pick Gibbs along with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, the best value play is the Los Angeles Rams.
Cam Akers went from being a healthy scratch in back-to-back games in October last season because of effort to rushing for 118, 123 and 104 yards in the Rams’ final three games. Los Angeles’ backfield depth is shaky beyond Akers, though, and Gibbs would be perfect for the Rams to break into the NFL as a RB2.
Pick: Rams +1500
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.