Exploring the Character and Profile of Oregon Star LaMichael James

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On one side of the BCS National title game, it’s all about Auburn QB Cam Newton. One the other side, all the talk surrounds Oregon RB LaMichael James. The stud running back has already made his decision to return for his senior year, so he will no doubt be a first round pick in the 2012 (instead of 2011) NFL Draft.

Provided he maintains his health and productivity of course. But James has had his legal issues and been flagged by some NFL scouts for his character. It probably doesn’t help James that he goes to the same school, and also has a “unique” first name like Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie rusher LeGarrette Blount; who went undrafted in 2010 due to character flags.

With Roger Goodell’s Draconian attempt to legislate morality, NFL team’s will stress the virtues (or lack thereof) in potential draft picks now more than ever.

By Paul M. Banks

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