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ESPN: James makes NFL statement

Is Oregon RB LaMichael James' NFL stock going up? NFL draft guru Mel Kiper thinks so. Here's his take: In Oregon's 56-31 win over Arizona, James rushed for a career-high 288 yards on 23 carries. He also caught two catches for 15 yards, and one of his three punt returns went for 51 yards. The fourth-year junior not only is a tremendous breakaway threat but also has shown that despite lacking feature back size (5-foot-9, 195 pounds), he can handle a heavy workload (294 carries last season) and is very effective running between the tackles. The difference between this season ...

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