It's that time of the year again. Mile High Report begins our annual 90 players in 90 days roster breakdown. Last year went fairly well, but now through August, we'll break down every player on the Denver Broncos roster.
It's been weird for Kapri Bibbs.
Born in Colorado Springs, CO, high school in Plainfield, IL (a Southwest suburb of Chicago), three colleges (two Junior Colleges), one year with Colorado State, a declaration for the NFL as a Sophomore and a phone call to join the Denver Broncos following the 2014 NFL Draft. He was signed to Denver's active roster in 2015 so the Broncos didn't lose him to the Buffalo Bills, waived from the active roster and decided to rejoin Denver after a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals last season.
Name: Kapri Bibbs
Height: 5'11" Weight: 203
Age: 23 Experience: 3
College: Colorado State
But let us go back to college. Bibbs did something there of note, of historical note and one that will be of interest to even casual Broncos fans.
Bibbs ran for 31 touchdowns, with 1,800 yards from scrimmage in 14 games. He maintained 6.2 yards per carry, rushing for over 200 yards in 3 games and scoring 3 or more touchdowns in 8 games (including 1 game with 6 rushing touchdowns). All in one season.
Then he declared for the draft as a Sophomore and ended up playing two seasons on Denver's practice squad.
The good: We know that Bibbs scored a lot of touchdowns in FBS play, but the only time that he's been given any real downs in the preseason he did the same thing, 19 touches, 3 touchdowns. That was in 2014, in 2015 the Broncos chose to hide him away completely and only gave him 6 carries in the entire preseason and they all came in the 4th game.
Through two preseasons Bibbs has averaged 4.45 yards per carry.
The bad: Whispers from those in the know would say blocking is what is bad about Bibbs, but the guy has caught one pass in a game since college. And he didn't even catch that many passes in college.
He's 5'9", was listed in college as 5'11", you don't have the 5'9" guy blocking a lot and that's probably where those blocking whispers would come from.
Like the two other guys that he joined in the 30 touchdowns in a season club (Barry Sanders and Montee Ball) he can obviously go either way, but let's assume that he's more Sanders than Ball.
Roster status: You may or may not have witnessed the miraculous way that the Broncos maintained Montee Ball's practice squad eligibility, making him active for just under the amount of games that would make him ineligible for the practice squad. The Broncos haven't done the same things with Bibbs necessarily, but they can actually sneak him on their practice squad for one more season.
However, I don't know if that is happening this season, Denver owes Ronnie Hillman $1.5 million if he makes the team and if OTA's were any indication, Juwan Thompson could start at fullback and play an emergency role at running back. This would allow for rookie Andy Janovich to shine on special teams and split wide on passing downs.
That leaves one man to spell starting running back C.J. Anderson and that one man is Bibbs.