Kapri Bibbs (RB), Colorado State
5'9" | 212 lbs.
281 car, 1,741 yds, 31 TDs
What scouts are saying:
“Compactly built, productive, monotone runner lacking exceptional traits to distinguish himself from other recyclable backs. Would have been better served returning to school, if for no other reason than to improve in pass protection. ” (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
“You see a back who has vision, has agility and a burst to him. I still have some questions about if it’s pure 4.3, 4.4 (seconds) breakaway ability against elite competition, but he has good speed. From the games I’ve seen, he has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, so he has a lot of the traits you’re looking for in a complementary back — a third-down back.” (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com via Coloradoan.com)
“Bibbs had an excellent season for Colorado State as he showed good speed and some strength. The Chicago product is still somewhat raw as he only played the 2013 season in major college football. Before Colorado State, Bibbs played two seasons of junior college football. (Walterfootball.com)
Fit for the Bears:
The Bears will have to address their backup running back situation at some point during the offseason and will likely look to the NFL Draft to solve that issue. But is Bibbs the perfect complement for Forte? The Bears are probably looking for a bruising running back who can pick up those tough yards in short yardage situations. Bibbs isn’t known for breaking tackles, and his size won’t help him knock any defenders over, which likely makes him not an ideal fit for the No. 2 spot behind Forte. The Chicago native might be worth signing after the draft, if he goes unselected, but he doesn’t seem to be the immediate answer to the Bears running back situation for 2014.