PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks reacts in the second half against the Wisconsin Badgers at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NFL Draft 2012: San Francisco 49ers Pick LaMichael James

Oregon RB LaMichael James was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Kenjon Barner To Detroit Lions, Jordan Poyer To New England Patriots

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.

Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation released his first mock for next season, and both these players are featured. Barner goes 28th to the Detroit Lions to become their feature back, while Poyer goes 29th to the New England Patriots.

28. Detroit Lions, Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon

Just what the Lions need, more speed in their offense.

29. New England Patriots, Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

I like the decision to take a risk on Alfonzo Dennard, scourge of the Lincoln, NE, police department. Poyer adds a blue chip starter who plays aggressive.

To talk about Barner with Oregon football fans, head on over to Addicted to Quack. To learn more about Poyer from Oregon State football fans, go to Building the Dam. Discuss Barner with Lions fans at Pride of Detroit and Poyer with Patriots fans at Pats Pulpit.

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2012 NFL Draft Grades: LaMichael James To San Francisco 49ers Not Rated Highly

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.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated files this report card of all 32 NFL teams, and the 49ers don't come off too well, being graded with a D overall.

The 49ers made WR A.J. Jenkins a shocking pick at 29, then grabbed LaMichael James at 61 — James has home-run potential, but the 49ers already have a crowded backfield with similar players.

To talk about LaMichael with 49ers fans, hit up Niners Nation. To learn more about LaMichael from Oregon football fans, go to Addicted to Quack.

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NFL Draft 2012: LaMichael James Drafted By San Francisco 49ers

Oregon RB LaMichael James Drafted By San Francisco 49ers

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