Draft Profile: Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis

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Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis
HT: 6’2 WT: 220 lbs

Accolades:

– 2019 American Athletic Conference STPOY
– 2019 AAC second team all-conference (WR)

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Pros:

– Versatility
– Catching ability
– Play making ability

Cons:

– Production
– No natural position
– Pass blocking

Summary:

Antonio Gibson aka “The Swiss Army Knife”. If you want to talk about somebody that has playmaking ability every play and that can fill multiple holes on offense at one time, then this is your guy. Gibson is the bigger versions of New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara and former Detroit Lion’s Golden Tate. The size and catching ability of Gibson is going to give defensive coordinators headaches. If Gibson is available in the later rounds NFL teams should take a good look at him.

Whoever is at quarterback in 2020 will want a player like this that can line up in the backfield and motion out wide to be covered by a slow and less skillful linebacker. Gibson will be a red-zone nightmare in the NFL. He has also shown the ability to return kicks.

Gibson is an interesting player to evaluate because although he does not have a natural position he offers exciting playmaking ability. Gibson when given the opportunity will score at a moment notice with his size and speed.

A raw player when it comes to being a wide receiver or a running back, but if Gibson is placed in a good system were he can showcase his skill set and progress I believe he can be a valuable asset. Gibson is projected to be drafted between the 4th and 6th rounds.

Photo credit: dailyhelmsman.com

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