There are two solid possibilities from the Pac-12 Northwestern schools that could get drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft next season. Kenjon Barner of the Oregon Ducks figures to be a ready fit for an NFL offense like LaMichael James. Jordan Poyer is likely to be the best cover corner in the Pac-12 for the Oregon St. Beavers.
LaMichael James of the Oregon Ducks was considered one of the better runners in the 2012 NFL Draft, and he was picked in the second round with the 61st overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers. It's an interesting decision to get a player like LaMichael considering how crowded the Niners backfield is. The pick sort of is a curious one, although James does provide a nice change of pace from the usual power, physically runners they usually rely on.