NEW YORK, NY (WTAQ) - In the 6th round of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Buffalo RB James Starks with the 193rd overall pick.
The 6'2" 218 pound Starks garnered all-conference honors in each of his first three seasons. In his redshirt freshman 2006 season, after working out at defensive back the previous year, Starks was named second-team All-MAC after gaining 704 yards and scoring six times. He once again made the second team in 2007 by accumulating 1,103 yards and 12 touchdowns before really starting to get some nationwide notice last fall due to his first-team all-conference, 1,333-yard, 16-touchdown season.
According to the NFL.com scouting report, Starks missed the 2009 season after undergoing surgery to repair his shoulder. He has a little wiggle to him as he hits the hole and can veer off course after getting to the second level to make the first man miss but is not a top cut-back runner. He has a good burst through the hole and shows the speed to take it all the way once he gets to the open field.
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