Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs blew up on the scene in his one and only year running the ball for the Rams. Bibbs too over the starting job a few games into the 2014 season due to others getting hurt in front of him and then Bibbs took advantage of that situation.
Bibbs became just the fourth player in FBS history to rush for more than 30 touchdowns, he had 31, led the Mountain West in rushing with 1,741 yards and was sixth in all of college football. Deciding to turn pro after just one year seemed odd, but with the entire offensive line needing to be replaced for Colorado State it made sense. Had he stayed his stats would have taken a significant, along with that draft stock.
Bibbs is built like Emmitt Smith at 5-feet-11 and 203 pounds -- not to say he is Smith on the field -- and that size allows him to slip through the offensive line yet he has the bulk to take hits. One thing that Bibbs does really well is see the field and be patient with his next move. He also has great balance and stability if he does get hit or stumbles. His speed is not great but he has a very quick burst.
The big concern comes back to playing just one year of college football and not at the highest level of competition. Speaking the Matthew Fairburn of Mocking the Draft on our recent podcast, he see's Bibbs being a likely seventh round pick or getting signed as an undrafted free agent. Bibbs will get a look it just depends how a team picks him up.
One positive about Bibbs playing just one year of college football is that his body has not taken the hits that other running backs have endured over three-plus years at the FBS level.
Here are highlights of Bibbs against San Jose State: