Javarris James Scouting Report

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Javarris James Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: ACC
School: Miami Hurricanes
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 215 lbs.

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Bench press21
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump9'07

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Javarris James, RB, Miami

Javarris James, cousin of former Miami great and now unemployed NFL star Edgerrin James, immediately made an impact with the Hurricanes. As a freshman he ran for a team high 802 yards and four touchdowns. Ever since then, he has been splitting time with Graig Cooper, but James has still proven to be a quality runner. In 2007 he was not as explosive as Cooper, but he did end up with 582 yards and four scores. In 2008 James took even more of a backseat to Cooper since he played in just nine games. While Cooper tallied 841 yards, James rushed for just 286 yards on 68 carries. The positive out of the 2008 season for James was that he still proved that he is a good short yardage back and a quality pass catcher out of the backfield. During his senior campaign, James is finally getting the better of Cooper. Through seven games, James has four touchdowns and is averaging 5.4 yards per carry -- which is a much better average than he has ever had during his collegiate career. James will not be one of the first running backs taken in the 2010 NFL Draft, but he could turn into a productive player in the NFL (especially as a short yardage back). 2/1 Update: The end of James' senior season did not go quite as well as the beginning. After averaging 5.4 yards per carry through the first seven games, James' average fell to 4.8 by the end of the season. There are better running backs out there, but James should still be drafted in the sixth or seventh round.

Last Updated Feb-01-2010 by Joel Welser

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Prediction: 7th Round

Javarris unfortunately didn't inherit all the talent his cousin Edgerrin did, though he'll have a chip on his shoulder and should stick through a camp.

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jnols 04/16/10 08:04 PM
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