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2011 NFL Draft Prospects: LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner Anchor Oregon Ducks Backfield

The beauty of the Oregon Ducks is the lack of high-profile NFL Draft prospects the Ducks bring to the table. You'd expect the No. 2 team in the country to be loaded with talent, especially that of the first round variety, right? Not these Ducks. LaMichael James headlines the bunch, but has already announced he'll be back next season. Other than that, it's slim pickings for the Ducks, but there are some players to keep an eye on in the BCS Championship Game.

Here's how the prospects break down.

LaMichael James, Oregon RB: Ranked as the No. 52 prospect, James has been an all-everything running back for the Ducks over the last two years. He got his big break after LeGarrette Blount, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, got a little punchy against Boise State in 2010 and made the most of it. In 2010, James rushed for 1,682 yards and 21 touchdowns, earning a Heisman finalist nod for his efforts. He'll be back at Oregon next year, terrorizing Pac-10 defenses along the way.

Kenjon Barner: Oregon RB: The 132nd ranked prospect, Barner will also likely be back for the Ducks next year, giving Oregon another year of the two-headed death-ray backfield. Despite missing multiple games after suffering a concussion from a vicious hit against Washington State, Barner finished the year with 537 yards and six touchdowns. Add in another two receiving touchdowns and a touchdown off a punt return and you get a versatile, explosive back. He's one to keep an eye on in the BCS Championship Game.

Casey Matthews, Oregon LB: As the brother of former-USC and current-NFL linebacker Clay Matthews, Casey has the bloodline going for him. Ranked as the No. 178 overall prospect, Matthews is a fringe guy that could use a stock boost. Matthews finished 2010 with 73 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss, and three sacks, with three interceptions to go along with all those tackles.

Watch these three and more in the BCS Championship Game on Monday at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream right up through game time, as we review key unit matchups, odds, bowl history and more, and connect with Ducks and Tigers fans at SB Nation's Addicted To Quack and Track and Track Em Tigers. For a complete list of bowl games and scores, browse our 2010 college football postseason schedule.