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James Starks (RB)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    218 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Buffalo
  • Conference:
    Mid-American
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Selected by: Green Bay Packers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 24 (193)
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Pick Analysis: The talented tailback from Buffalo got injured and missed his entire senior season. Some teams thought he had a chance with a powerful senior season to move into the second or third round. With Green Bay, he'll have an opportunity to be core special teams player and have a chance to compete at running back as well.

Overview

Starks missed the 2009 season after undergoing surgery to repair his shoulder. He is a converted running back and had consecutive thousand yard seasons in 2007 and 2008. He has a little wiggle to him as he hits the hole and can veer off course after getting to the second level to make the first man miss but is not a top cut-back runner. He has a good burst through the hole and shows the speed to take it all the way once he gets to the open field.


Strengths

Starks has nice height, a good build and impressive overall size for a running back. Has the necessary speed to be a threat on the outside at the next level. Exhibits good acceleration and burst through the hole for a bigger back.

Weaknesses

Does not run with the power we’d like to see for his size. Starks has some straight line to him and isn’t going to shake a lot of tacklers. Durability is a concern after missing his senior year with injury.

Grade

2.0

 
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