Found April 27, 2012 on 49ersNews:
The 49ers surprised everyone again (well not me, I guess him in our draft chat) by selecting running back LaMichael James out of Oregon. 5’8 194 lbs 4.45 40 time OVERVIEW James had a decorated career at Oregon and started all but two games after redshirting in 2007. An invitee to the Heisman Trophy presentation the past two years, James has been the most electric and productive player on a very impressive offense. He was an ideal fit for the unique zone blocking scheme run by Chip Kelly and has shown many traits that are transferable to the NFL. Teams could get hung up on his size, but he has shown quality traits on a consistent basis. STRENGTHS James is a quick and decisive back who looks like his motive is to be productive each time the ball touches his hands. He can get to full speed quickly off the snap and doesn’t hesitate when hitting the line of scrimmage. He is capable of making splash plays out of nothing. He is a better runner between the tackles than his frame would sugge...
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