2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 51

EUGENE OR - SEPTEMBER 18: Running back LaMichael James #21of the Oregon Ducks heads to the end zone for a touchdown as defensive end Jack Forbes #99 and linebacker Kevin Takeno #35 of the Portland State Vikings give chase in the second quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on September 18 2010 in Eugene Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. We continue the second round with the Philadelphia Eagles and the No. 51 pick.

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

JasonB, site manager for Bleeding Green Nation, breaks down the choice and I respond after the jump. For the latest on the Eagles, make sure to check out BleedingGreenNation.com.

JasonB explains: 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.

Dan Kadar responds:Although James would never be the next Bryant Westbrook for the Eagles, he would give them a similar kind of player. What's questionable about James is his ability between the tackles and his blitz pickup. But if he goes to a team like the Eagles, he won't be required to do either of those things as much. Don't expect the Eagles to come out of the first two rounds of the draft without a weapon on offense. The only issue with the pick is there are some better running backs on the board. Virginia Tech's David Wilson is like a big, faster version of James so he would make sense here as well.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
25 David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
scouting report
29 Lamar Miller
RB Miami scouting report
32 Chris Polk
RB Washington
Coming soon!
34 Mohamed Sanu
WR Rutgers
Coming soon!
38 Vinny Curry
DE Marshall
Coming soon!

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6 St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OT Georgia Story
22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor Story
23 Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Story
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont'a Hightower MLB Alabama
Story
25 Denver Broncos
Michael Brockers DT LSU
Story
26 Houston Texans
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
Story
27 New England Patriots
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Story
28 Green Bay Packers
Devon Still DT Penn State
Story
29 Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin
Story
30 San Francisco 49ers
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
Story
31 New England Patriots
Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
Story
32 New York Giants
Peter Konz C Wisconsin
Story
33 St. Louis Rams
Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
Story
34 Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Story
35 Minnesota Vikings
Rueben Randle WR LSU
Story
36 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin RB Boise State
Story
37 Cleveland Browns
Zach Brown OLB North Carolina
Story
38 Jacksonville Jaguars
Brian Quick WR Appalachian State
Story
39 St. Louis Rams
Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina
Story
40 Carolina Panthers
Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
Story
41 Buffalo Bills
Chandler Jones
DE Syracuse
Story
42 Miami Dolphins
Andre Branch DE Clemson
Story
43 Seattle Seahawks
Mychal Kendricks MLB California
Story
44 Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Robinson CB Central Florida
Story
45 Dallas Cowboys
Nick Perry
DE Southern California
Story
46 Philadelphia Eagles
Trumaine Johnson
CB Montana
Story
47 New York Jets
Harrison Smith
S Notre Dame
Story
48 New England Patriots
Shea McClellin
DE/OLB Boise State
Story
49 San Diego Chargers
Dwayne Allen
TE Clemson
Story
50 Chicago Bears
Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
Story
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