Monday, May 23, 2011

NFL Draft Prospect - LaMichael James

RB - 5,9 - 185 - Oregon

LaMichael James is a diminutive but explosive running back who has rare speed and breathtaking moves. He has had his share of off the field issues but on the field he is a dynamic runner.

Pros

Explosive, shifty and elusive, James is a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the ball. His small size helps him hide behind his linemen and squeeze through small holes. He is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and should develop into a nice third down option in the passing game.

Cons

While his small size helps in some ways it will surely keep him from becoming an every down back in the NFL  His durability could also be a concern.  James has had some off the field issues and is not exactly a coaches player.... but every young man deserves a second chance to prove themselves.

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