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2010 Draft - Round 6, Pick 24, Overall Pick 193: James Starks

Discussion in '2010 Draft Archive' started by robdog, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Packers picked James Starks for their sixth pick in the draft. DISCUSS!

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    James Starks (RB)
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 218 lbs.
    Arm Length: 33 3/4 in.
    Hand Size: 9 1/2 in.
    College: Buffalo
    Conference: Mid-American

     
  2. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Injured all of '09, but dammit we took him! Discuss.
     
  3. ivo610

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    6'2 218 pounds

    Has alot of injury concerns

    in 2008 was 3rd in the MAC with 1,333 yards and 16 touchdowns while missing 3 games.

    One of three runners to place in the top 10 at combine in 40, vertical, broad, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. (Ben Tate, Montarrio Hardesty)
     
  4. Pat4DaPack

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    very athletic, what 3rd string?
     
  5. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Can he return kicks is my question? Holliday's gone now, I doubt we take Brandon Banks, so this kid is my last hope as far as a kick returner goes.
     
  6. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Also, last name is Starks, close enough to Stark, nickname is automatically Iron Man.
     
  7. claybillings

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    It seems as though every corner we really liked has already been taken. Maybe something in the seventh but who knows, we still want another OLB too don't we?

    I don't have a problem with the pick, cause we can use another RB but I just thought that CB and OLB were positions we were gonna hit hard.
     
  8. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaMmHWpXwZg]YouTube - James Starkes 92-yard TD Run[/ame]
     
  9. ivo610

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    I hope they take aj jefferson
     
  10. TheGiftedApe

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    WHO??????? oh no, oh no TT, why? i'd rather have legarrete blount knocking out referees or whatever. This guy looks like he would be great, if he stayed healthy.
     
  11. PackersRS

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    Liked the pick a lot. He's a talent. 30+ TDs 3000+ yards in 3 years are huge numbers...

    He can catch, he's 6'2, he's fast 4.4 40...
     
  12. TheGiftedApe

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    I love his highlight reels, love the stats, Hate the downtime. Adrian peterson, priest holmes, curtis martin all had big Injury concerns coming out of college though, and they seemed to be alright. IF he can stay healthy, I believe he could be the replacment for Ryan Grant that we NEED, but if he get's injured anytime in the next 2-3 years, you'd have to say it's a gamble that we lost.
     
  13. PackersRS

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    Someone at another forum said that he's not scared about the injury at all, because it's the shoulder. It's not in his legs/hips...
     
  14. Simms87

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    I think it's a really good pick for 6th round. If he would have stayed healthy during 09, we had no chance to get him.
    So it's kind of gamble, but if he stays healthy, i'm really optimistic he'll be a great rb!
     
  15. PackersRS

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    He's healthy, he was at the combine...

    I don't think it's the injury that scared teams. I think it was becasue he played in poor competition, and didn't have a senior year to show for...

    When you evaluate players at small schools, you kinda want to see he's not a one-year wonder. And he's not the most phisically gifted...
     
  16. Simms87

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    Yeah, but that's more or less, what I wanted to say. I mean he would have a senior year and they could see, if he's a one-year wonder, if he would have been healthy during 09. So let's see, what he can bring... I still think he's pretty a gamble pick.
     
  17. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    He had a bad Shoulder injury. No biggie at least its not a broken ankle or leg. I like this pick we needed another runninback i think this gives us a faster back who can run for us. Ryan grant is this mixed runner with power speed and can recieve. This guy will be are speed back. Brandon Jackson will be are pass protection man and recieving back. We needed him because Brandon Jackson can not run the ball.
     
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    This is one of the guys where I really dont know a whole lot other than his numbers and his durability concern. From what I hear his injury isn't that bad and he could be a decent pick. He has good size and seems to have good speed so hopefully he can bust inside the tackles and be a good power back while still getting away while in the open. Hopefully he recovers from his injury and returns to his original form, which has never faced top competition.
     
  19. PackersRS

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    Here's a vid of him, that will get everyone excited about this pick:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ3dPkL0pr4]YouTube - Former Bulls RB James Starks Drafted by the Green Bay Packers[/ame]
     
  20. Cardsmc25

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    Starks put the ball on the turf twice I believe in the 2008 MAC championship game. He did score a touchdown in the game.
     
  21. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    Haven't seen him play a down in preseason. is he hurt?
     
  22. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I know I am bumping an old thread, but who would of thought that our starting running back in the playoffs would of been the 193rd pick in the draft... crazy!
     
  23. aaronqb

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    woo hoo
     
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    can you TT is one of the better GM's in the league, I think it's pretty safe to say that
     
  25. GBPack2010

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    Beast of a kid. Always runs forward, love that about him
     

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