Former LaMichael James was selected in the second round on Day Two by the San Francisco 49ers. James becomes the No. 61 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. James is the 92nd-rated prospect in the draft and the eighth-ranked running back, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.running back
Here's what Mocking The Draft had to say about James before the draft.
Final word: James has good athleticism and competes on every snap. He was perhaps the most dangerous open field running back in college football at attacking the perimeter while at Oregon. James was very consistent with his production, in three years he totaled 4,923 yards rushing and scored 52 rushing touchdowns. He is aggressive when attacking the outside and cutback lanes. Overall, I feel in time James will have an impact on a NFL team such as ex-Eagles running back Brian Westbrook with their comparable styles.
James joins a crowded backfield with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, a second-year player. He is the second offensive player selected by the 49ers in this draft, following their first-round selection of A.J. Jenkins, a wide receiver from Illinois.