Even at 6, they were taking Gibbs over Bijan though. Campbell said that is his post-draft presser. Essentially said both were amazing players/talents, but Gibbs fit better what they were looking for in a back with the current roster make-up. My guess is they felt like they had Montgomery as the lead back and they were both workhorse types so he wanted an electric hybrid type player like Gibbs to play off of Montgomery.
That is sound logic, and I really do like Gibbs, but Bijan was my favorite RB prospect since AP.
With that said, we were able to trade down and Bijan was gone so it is definitely Bijan (and pick #81) or Gibb/LaPorta.
My understanding was that, since we technically cut him in his rookie year, he was able to leave after this season. Sounds like the Lions can “easily” hang on to him until at least after next season…where they can possibly get some kind of compensation if he is picked up elsewhere.
I have to say that I called out McNeil for last week for being a major disappointment so far. Against the Falcons, he showed upper echelon ability inside. If this defense is going to take that next step, it is imperative for that McNeil to show up more often than not.
Cominsky still is not flashing like he did last year, was hoping for more from him. Jacobs certainly rebounded compared to last week, and both his DPI’s were fairly weak calls. He is still probably our shakiest starter on defense and we could use Moseley in a big way.
Yeah but I’m not sure we know how to use him, he’s been flashing in the run game. But every pass play seems he gets knock down as soon as he catches the ball. He has been disappointing in that way , but I think it’s not all on him
It also feels like this staff doesn’t quite trust him him yet. Which is weird considering they gave him almost no preseason reps. I would have expected Ben Johnson to have more play calls for Gibbs so far this season.
Hopefully he gets more confident, comfortable and gets more play calls as the season goes along. But yea he’s certainly gotten off to a much slower start than anyone could have predicted
Definitely both of the first round rookies. If Holmes didn’t crush the second round this board would be on fire about the Gibbs and Campbell picks. They should’ve flipped those picks to Denver in hindsight for PS2 and Bolles