Former Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs isn’t among the highest-ranked running backs for the 2014 NFL draft in May despite a stellar 2013 season, but that’s not stopping Bibbs from comparing himself to supremely-talented backs like Terrell Davis and Bo Jackson.
When asked who the 5-11, 203-pound Bibbs compares himself he told FoxSports.com, “Terrell Davis pops out a lot to me when I watch my film. I feel like I see a lot of myself in Terrell Davis and Bo Jackson a little bit.”
Bibbs rushed for 1,741 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013 despite not being the starter for the first five games. He became the fourth player in FBS history to rush for more than 30 touchdowns and had 25 rushing TDs and five 100-yard games in his eight starts.
Those types of stats would normally have a player in position to be a very high draft pick, but that’s not the case for Bibbs who weighed in on the draft process.
“I think if I was at an SEC school, I’d be first round, hands down,” Bibbs said. “I think I really didn’t have any control over who I played or where I played. Those guys I played against were on scholarship, too. And they were playing to the best of their ability. …. You have to trust the scouts that they’re making the right decision. When they’re taking a guy who ran for 900 yards over a guy who ran for 1,700 yards, that’s all politics.”
He may or may not have the same type of NFL success as Davis or Jackson, but he may have more in common with Davis as far as draft stock is concerned.
Bibbs projects as a Day 3 pick like Davis who was a sixth round pick before winning two Super Bowls and having a 2,000-yard season, and if Bibbs can have half the success as Davis or Jackson who both had their careers cut short due to injury, then Bibbs would look awfully prophetic with his comparison.