Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/21/12
How do they stack up? As the NFL draft approaches LaMichael James and Chris Polk are two of the highest rated RB’s, looking to get picked up on Day 1. Each had stellar college careers, however, each has durability issues and it may be a little bit of a surprise if either is a first round pick. Here is a look at each back and how they stack up. Height and Weight James 5’9″ 185 lbs Polk 5’11″ 211 lbs How does Chris Polk stack up? One of the reasons Polk is seen by many as a better NFL prospect is because he is bigger and may be able to handle the rigors of the pro game better. James has the edge in speed and quickness, but in a 5’9″ 185 pound body many scouts do not see him as a RB that can carry the ball 20-25 times a game. Polk can run between the tackles and he is quick enough to be solid in the flat as well. Career Rushing Stats James – 5,082 yards, 53 touchdowns, 6.6 yards per carry Polk – 4,049 yards, 26 touchdowns, 5.1 yards per carry 2011 Rushing Stats James – 1,805 yards 1...
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