Bucs Trade Up to Draft UM RB Mike James
Just minutes after the Bucs traded LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots, the team traded up in the sixth roundto draftMiami running back MikeJames 189th overall.
The Bucs used the seventh-round pick acquired in the Blount trade to move up from the 196th spot.
At5-foot-11 and 222 pounds,James is apowerful, versatile back with aa 'can-do-all' skill set, much like Doug Martin and Brian Leonard.
In ninegames for the Canes last season, he rushedfor 621 yards on 147 carriesandcaught 30 passes for 344 yards receiving, withnine touchdowns.
He scored four touchdowns, including a receiving touchdownin an overtime win against Georgia Tech last year,with three touchdowns and 164 all-purpose yards against Duke.