With the 66th pick in the NFL Draft, the Redskins picked Antonio Gibson from Memphis.
Gibson is a two-way player who saw time at both wide receiver and running back at Memphis. Gibson was named to the All-AAC second team as a senior.
After transferring into Memphis, Gibson played in 19 games over two seasons, catching 44 passes for 834 yards and ten scores as a wide receiver. As a running back, Gibson ran for 369 and four scores as a senior.
As a punt returner, Gibson returned 23 kicks for 645 yards and a score as a senior, earning him AAC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year honors as a senior, his 19.3 yards per reception were also best for the top spot in the AAC.
At the combine, Gibson ran a 4.39 40-yard dash.
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WHAT THE ANALYSTS SAY
“Big athlete with position versatility” will be a tag from some, but it’s vague and lacks projection. While Gibson is a one-year wonder, his 14 career touchdowns on just 77 touches demand attention. He played more slot than running back in college, but he was a runner in high school and has an intriguing combination of size, burst, vision, and power. He is a four-phase player on Day 1 with the ability to return kicks, cover them and create matchup problems for linebackers out of the backfield. The sample size is extremely limited and he needs a developmental runway, but Gibson has exciting upside as a pro.”- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network