Weight: 264 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.74 (projected)
NFL Comparison: Jeff Cumberland
Bibbs was used primarily as an in-line blocking tight end, and yet somehow managed to end up being second on the team in receiving with 39 catches for 462 yds and 2 TDs in 2013. Though he didn’t have as many yards in 2014 (385), Bibbs had 45 grabs and 8 TDs, cementing himself as one of the most productive tight ends in Iowa State history. Not bad for someone whose primary role, as mentioned, didn’t seem to be based completely on catching passes as we’ve seen in numerous other prospects coming out in recent years such as Jace Amaro and Austin Sefarian Jenkins. Bibbs has decent straight-line speed, but he doesn’t make cuts well and goes down quickly after the catch. He doesn’t resemble the modern, ultra-athletic tight end that fantasy players and NFL front offices have come to crave in the NFL. Bibbs tends to catch balls against his pads as well, though he adjusts to poorly thrown balls better than many tight ends we’ve reviewed.
Pre-NFL Draft Fantasy Outlook:
Thanks to a weak tight end field in this year’s draft, Bibbs will probably go in the 4th round. He doesn’t project to be anyone’s first option at the position, and he’ll likely be used as a blocker for the most part. Bibbs’ pass-catching ability might garner the occasional end-zone target, but his lack of elite athletic ability will limit his fantasy production.