Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Rookie Report

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Jahmyr Gibbs - Running Back - Lions - 1,089 rushing yards, 410 receiving yards, and 14 TDs.

Early in the season fans of Gibbs were furious with his usage knowing that Gibbs was an explosive player. The Lions may have been right in keeping Gibbs fresh however as he's becoming dominant for the Lions down the stretch this season. Jahmyr Gibbs proved to be a solid change of pace back for the Lions opposite Montgomery giving the team a lethal rushing attack. Gibbs' fumble in the NFC Championship game will leave a sour taste in the mouthes of Lions fans but, the sky is the limit for Gibbs in year two.

Brian Branch - Safety - Lions - 74 tackles, 1 Sack, 1 forced fumble, and 3 INTs

Branch immediately made teams regret not taking him in the first round when he grabbed an interception returning it 49 yards for a touchdown against Patrick Mahomes on opening night. Branch showed an ability to excel in coverage and in the running game proving to be a force for the Lions in a role similar to the one he played for the Alabama Football team. Branch will have a chance to win Defensive Rookie of the Year this season and will continue to be a force in years to come for the Detroit Lions.

Tyler Steen - Tackle - Eagles

Steen was drafted by the Eagles as a depth tackle where he'll most likely take over next season if veteran right tackle Lane Johnson retires. Steen saw limited action earning time with Lane Jackson dealing with injuries. The future of Eagles linemen Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson will determine how much Steen plays in year two as the possibility of moving inside could be an option for Tyler Steen.