2012 NFL Mock Draft: LaMichael James Adds Explosiveness To Eagles Offense

With the 51st pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Oregon RB LaMichael James.

Anyone else want to see Michael Vick and LaMichael James on the field at the same time? Add in DeSean Jackson, and this offense just got a lot more explosive.

SB Nation's Bleeding Green Nation explains the pick:

Last offseason, when the Eagles were signing everyone, one of the guys they went after but struck out on was Darren Sproles. Andy Reid has always loved his all-purpose, pass-catching scat backs that he can use to do pretty much anything in his offense. Now, Andy has another shot to get his Sproles. LaMichael James is the same kind of small, but speedy and shifty dual threat that Sproles would have been in the Eagles' offense.

And with LeSean McCoy likely on the verge of a huge new contract after he emerged as a top 3-5 back in the NFL last season, the need to get a backup to spell and protect him has increased. McCoy had more than 300 touches last season in part because he was so productive with them, but also because no viable backup emerged. James would give the Eagles a great compliment to McCoy and create arguably the shiftiest and hardest to corral backfield in the NFL with Michael Vick.

For more analysis of the pick, visit Mocking The Draft. SB Nation's Titans blog, Music City Miracles, is on the clock with the 52nd pick.

For more on the Eagles, visit Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly. And click here to follow along the rest of SB Nation's NFL mock draft.

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