Ht. 5-9 Wt. 185
Inside Running: James is not going to make his living in the NFL running between the tackles. He has surprising strength and good vision but he excels in open space. His size (or lack thereof) will hamper the amount of carries and/or pounding James can withstand in the inside running game of the NFL.
Outside Running: His speed is his biggest asset. Oregon’s spread offense allows for James to find the corner quickly. In the NFL he will have to rely on speed and vision to get outside. Teams will focus on funneling James to the inside.
Hands: James wasn’t used in the passing game very much in Oregon. He does flash the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. In open space, there isn’t a better RB in this draft. Teams will most likely look to exploit his dynamic ability in open space by getting him the ball out of the backfield. Read the rest of this entry » «LaMichael James Scouting Report»