WR Brandon Gibson, Miami Dolphins
HT: 6-1, WT: 210, Born: 8-13-1987, College: Washington State, Drafted: Round 6
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Current as of May 6th. [Full ADP list]Overall: A Smith (214), J Edelman (215), Brandon Gibson (216),
Position: A Dobson (212-WR72), J Edelman (215-WR73), Brandon Gibson (216 - WR74), J Jones (223-WR75), N Washington (226-WR76)
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Brandon Gibson struggled with consistency during his time in St. Louis but was a good chain mover. It's hard to see a big increase in his numbers-really it's hard to see them stay at the level they were even last season-since he has easily three players in front of him (Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Dustin Keller) before we even include running backs. Gibson is a decent receiver but one with a relatively low ceiling. he might end up in the slot, but issues with drops and consistency will probably keep him down in terms of targets and production.
Latest NewsDolphins | Two expected to compete for No. 3 WR job (Sat May 18, 02:10 PM) - Miami Dolphins WRs Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job during offseason workouts and training camp. Our View: We like Gibson in this battle here. Binns has good size but lacks the concentration and explosion that Gibson has. Gibson has the ability to be effective as a red zone target because of his wingspan and strong hands.
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2012 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Brandon Gibson had a productive game for the Rams and managed to score a touchdown for his team. Gibson got behind his CB on a deep fade pattern down the sideline. QB Bradford lobbed a pass over his shoulder, perfectly dropping it in for WR Gibson to haul in easily for the offenses only touchdown. Gibson and the offense had the benefit on a running threat with RB Jackson and a defense that tries to stop the run, but could still only manage mediocre production in the passing game. Gibson hauled in a short catch on a curl route, took a big hit from the DB but shook it off for the decent gain. Gibson was a great ďoutside-the-numbersďWR on Sunday and was reliable when Bradford looked his direction. He was the #2 WR for this team and could easily be the #3 or #4 WR on other teams as he lacks play-making ability and incredible size / speed but he makes the most out of what the Rams ask of him. The Rams stayed committed to the running game however and this cut into a lot of the passing games production, including WR Gibson.
Week 2 - The talented, yet inconsistent Washington State product delivered on some of the promise he exhibited in years past. On the Ramsí first possession, Gibson hauled in an exquisite touch pass from Sam Bradford for a surefire touchdown, but the receiver appeared unable to get both feet down. Instant replay showed that Gibson did get both feet down, but Jeff Fisher opted not to challenge the call. Gibson found paydirt at the start of the second half, fooling the Redskinsí secondary on a slant route that he changed on the fly to a slant-and-go. Gibson caught a smooth pass from Bradford in stride for a thirty-four yard touchdown. He finished with fifty-three receiving yards on the day.
Week 3 - Gibson started the day as the #2 WR, opposite Danny Amendola. He was targeted on the first pass from Sam Bradford, a quick slant that was good for seven yards. It was one of the few passes that were thrown his way all day. Gibsonís next pass came late in the 1st quarter, a deep pass down the sideline where he was open and had position. However, he tried to body catch it and the ball bounced off of him, and fell incomplete. Bradford was sacked on the next play and the drive ended. He had another Ďtargetí just before half time, but it was more of Bradford just throwing the ball away to avoid a sack. His only other catch was on the opening drive of the third quarter Ė a quick slant where he made the catch and was immediately tackled for a gain of 11. Bradford went to him two plays later on 4th and 1, but Tim Jennings made a great play and stripped the ball before Gibson could control it. On the final play of the game for the Rams, Bigson was the target but it was off the mark and Jennings was able to gain position and make the easy pick to end the game.
Week 4 - It really surprises me that Brandon Gibson plays as much as he does, he is simply not a fundamentally sound football player. Gibson ran an incorrect route in the first quarter leading to a gift wrapped interception for CB Richard Sherman. Things didnít get much better in the second quarter for Gibson, who lined up incorrectly and erased a would be first-down catch for WR Austin Pettis. After the half, Gibson lost snaps to rookie WR Brian Quick, and this is something we may see more as the season progresses. Gibson struggled separating from Sherman and could not handle the physicality of the Seahawks big CBs and finished with a line of 2 receptions for 28 yards.
Week 5 - Gibson had only three catches, but the main positive was that he looked impressive after nursing a knee injury all week. He made a nice leaping catch on the first play of the game, and later a tough catch while slipping and falling down (though it was called back on a penalty). With Amendola out for at least a month, Gibson stands to get more work than usual.
Week 6 - Gibson was one of the highlight players in this game for either team. He showed great hands on more than one occasion, including a one-handed highlight reel play in the final minute, fueling the St. Louis drive into field goal range to potentially tie the game. While up the air, Gibson corralled the ball with just one hand and maintained control as he fell down. His day started slowly with just one early target, which he bobbles on the sidelines resulting in an incompletion. After that, Gibson was making big play after big play. He juked a defender after a catch in the first half and had three receptions late in the second quarter alone, including adjusting to a ball thrown behind him on a slant route. Gibson was one of the big reasons the Rams even had a chance against Miami.
Week 7 - In a world without slot machine Danny Amendola, it appears Gibson is quarterback Sam Bradfordís new favorite target. Gibson led all Rams receivers with seven targets, converting five of them for sixty receiving yards. Gibsonís long catch of the day came on a fifteen-yard comeback route. While no one would mistake Gibson for a track star on the turf, it is clear his sure hands and capable route-running abilities Ė which were on display against the Packers Ė give Bradford confidence in throwing the football Gibsonís way.
Week 8 - Gibson was the only Rams receiver able to get open down the field other than the one throw to Givens. He was able to get separation from the defense on his two deep receptions in the third quarter including a precise post-corner route for a 22 yard gain.
Week 10 - Gibsonís best play of the game came down the sideline, as he beat his corner and found himself wide open, but could only get so far as the safety adjusted and stopped the wide receiver from running wild. In overtime, Gibson was able to catch a short sideline route and swim moved the oncoming tackler. The safety soon finished Gibson off, but the evasion showed the quickness Gibson was capable of with the ball.
Week 11 - Even though he had just three catches for nine yards, two of his catches went for touchdowns. His first TD could have easily went to Amendola, but something has to be said for Bradfordís willingness to go to Gibson in the red area. He did see five targets on the day, but that was less than Amendola, Pettis, and Chris Givens, so his touchdowns were very fluky. With Amendola back as the top dog, and Givens past his one game benching, Gibson will continue to be a dicey play going forward.
Week 12 - Gibson's first target came on the team's first drive, when Bradford overthrew him down the left sideline against single coverage. Bradford looked for him again deep down the sideline, but overthrew him again.
Week 14 - With Danny Amendola sidelined again, Gibson took the role of offensive threat in the passing game; leading the Rams in catches and yards. Gibson was targeted nine times, catching six passes including a long of 24 yards. Gibsonís first target didnít come until the Ramsí final drive of the 1st half and while it fell incomplete, Gibson did prevent an INT as he knocked the pass out of DB Ron Brooksí waiting hands. Two plays later, Gibson caught his first pass, a quick 11-yard shot off the line as the coverage played too deep. On the Ramsí opening drive of the 2nd half, Gibson caught back-to-back passes, a 22-yard in after faking the out before Bradford went back shoulder and hit Gibson for 16 yards. Gibsonís next catch was the longest play of the day for Rams, a pretty double move that had an overaggressive Stephon Gilmore jumping the out. Gibson sold it well and had Gilmore dead to rights, but Bradford underthrew the deep route limiting the gain to 24 yards. Gibson again made back-to-back catches, this time coming on the game winning drive. After picking up a 1st down on a 13-yard catch, Gibson ran a tight post and Bradford delivered a beautiful ball to the end zone. Just behind the coverage, Gibson elevated and brought the pass down for the 13-yard TD. Despite being a smaller WR, Gibson played much bigger than his 6í frame, hauling in half of Bradfordís passing yards.
Week 15 - Gibson's first reception came on third and 10 when he caught an underneath route before diving forward for a first down, however the play was negated for a holding call. Gibson's first reception that counted also went for a first down when he ran a deep post route between the linebackers and safeties for a 15+ yard gain. Gibson should have caught another big pass straight away on a deep comeback, but he dropped a well thrown pass from Bradford. Gibson was penalized for a taunting penalty on a dead ball penalty that was off-set with an unnecessary roughness penalty on Mystral Raymond. Gibson somewhat made up for it straight away with a good reception on a curl route for a first down. Gibson caught another comeback down the left sideline for a first down and an eight yard gain. Gibson caught a quick slant straight away after and beat a defender with a quick double move for a first down. He caught another quick slant with under two minutes to go.
Week 16 - On Gibsonís first catch, the receiver ran a good inside post route and Bradford delivered an accurate ball while heavily pressured. The receiver was able to use his inside position to make the catch downfield. Gibsonís second catch came before the end of the 1st half, as Bradford was again pressured and threw to his wide receiver on the comeback. Gibson was able to get high and hold on to the ball as took a shot from the defender. His only other target came at the end of the game on a slant, where Bradford threw to Gibsonís outside shoulder but Gibson was expecting inside, and the disconnect lead to a dropped pass.
Week 17 - Gibson picked up twice as many targets as Givens, but only managed one more catch. Gibson was 2nd on the team with 45 yards receiving, including a long of 21 yards. Just before half, as the Rams scrambled to get into FG range, Gibson ran a deep post. The throw was nice and low, allowing Gibson to make a sliding catch without having to worry about absorbing a heavy blow. Later, Gibson caught consecutive 12-yard throws to get the offense into the red zone for what would ultimately be the game-tying FG.