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Lions Rookie Report: How did Detroit’s rookie class perform against the Buccaneers?

It got close at the end, but the Detroit Lions are on their way to the NFC Championship. They will be facing off against the San Francisco 49ers with a win securing them their first Super Bowl berth in franchise history.

The team came this far largely due to their rookie class and how quickly they have performed. Brad Holmes and his team aced their draft process and it should go down as one of the best draft classes in franchise history. One move in particular, drafting Jahmyr Gibbs 12th overall, now looks the best.

Gibbs had this as a potential breakout game. LaPorta showed no moment is too big for him. Meanwhile, Branch and Campbell showed they can make plays time and again.

Here is how they all fared in the second playoff game of their careers.

Jahmyr Gibbs

  • Nine rushes

  • 74 rushing yards

  • One rushing touchdown

  • Four targets

  • Four receptions

  • 40 receiving yards

Sam LaPorta

  • 11 targets

  • Nine receptions

  • 65 receiving yards

Jack Campbell

  • Three solo tackles

Brian Branch

  • Nine total tackles

  • Eight solo tackles

  • One sack

  • Two tackles for loss

  • One quarterback hit

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire