Rams Mock: 3rd Round – LaMichael James


The Rams have already selected three highly talented players thus far in our mock draft, and they’re on the clock again in the third round. We have addressed three different positions of need so far with Justin Blackmon (WR), Devon Still (DT) and Janoris Jenkins (CB), so now let’s get ourselves a running back.

With the 65th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select LaMichael James, RB Oregon.

The Rams are eventually going to need an heir to Steven Jackson, and although James probably isn’t that guy, he is a great change-of-pace back who brings a major gamebreaking ability to the field. He might be small, but he’s super talented and he has the ability to break it every time he touches the ball. We’ve been saying for years that the skill level needs to increase with this team, and James would help in that capacity.

The Rams need a speed guy to complement SJ39, and James could be a great value in the third round. He’s an accomplished college player, and he knows how to win. I love him as a player and he seems like a great, hard-working kid, and he would be a perfect fit with this offense.