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Miami RB’s- Lamar Miller and Mike James

Posted by Jim Abruzzo on May 13, 2011 – 7:08 pm in: 2012, NFL Draft

The University of Miami has a rich history of pumping running backs into the NFL. Since 2001, ten different ‘Canes have lined up in the backfield of NFL teams. Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee and Frank Gore just to name a few. Two current Miami Hurricanes, Lamar Miller and Mike James hope to add their names to the long list.

This coming fall, Lamar Miller will be a redshirt sophomore. Standing at 5-11 and weighing in at 212 pounds,

Lamar Miller

Miller possesses good size for a running back. Lamar’s best attribute is his speed. He is a guy who can take it to the house anytime he gets his hands on the ball. Many speed backs can’t run in between the tackles but that is not the case with Lamar Miller. Miller has great vision and can find the cutback lanes. In that aspect of the game, he reminds many of Clinton Portis. When Miller comes out, he can certainly be a 1st round pick.

Mike James (Junior) is expected to be the teams #2 running back this season. He is a bit bigger than Miller, standing at 5-11 and weighing 222 pounds. Mike is more of a traditional back, being more of a north/south runner. As a freshman in 2009, he took a lot of snaps at FB because of an injury to Patrick Hill. Mike showed versatility by proving to be a capable blocker. He also showed a great ability as a receiver out of the backfield. In 2010, he had a bigger role in the offense, carrying the ball 70 times for 387 yards. Mike showed great ability to break tackles and pick up yards after contact. I’m expecting a nice 2011 season out of Mike James. The NFL is in his future.

Also look out for sophomore RB Storm Johnson. He’s a playmaker with great speed who can score any time he touches the ball. If you don’t know his name now, you will by the end of the 2011 season.

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