Nov 9, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs (5) rushes in the first quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Hughes Stadium. The Rams defeated the Wolf Pack 38-17.Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
It was a crazy road to the NFL for former Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs, and after declaring that he’d be a first round pick if he had played in the SEC, he was not picked at all on draft weekend.
And that was after one season with the Rams when he rushed for 31 touchdowns.
Bibbs has a decent overall skillset as a running back, nothing stands out as overly spectacular at least initially, but according to the Denver Post, the Broncos’ competition for the #2 running back job is real, and Bibbs is part of it.
Per the practice notes from the Post, Bibbs worked in with Brock Osweiler and the 2nd offensive unit for the Broncos, as have Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson, and Brennan Clay, another undrafted rookie.
The Broncos’ current situation at the running back position is interesting and a little scary. The next NFL start for any of the guys that they currently have will be the first, but the Broncos have invested two pretty high draft picks in Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, and like what they’ve seen out of 2013 undrafted free agent C.J. Anderson.
For Bibbs, getting 2nd team reps is going to be huge, especially if he can make plays in training camp and the pre-season when the pads go on and guys start hitting each other.
This is merely the coaches seeing what they’ve got, but newsworthy nonetheless.