Data Scout Notes: INJ/DNP-NothingCoaches/PDoak/1st team
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 6/193 -- James Starks, RB, 6-2, 218, Buffalo: The school's all-time leading rusher is a great unknown after he missed the 2009 season with a shoulder injury. Tall for a back but is an elusive, physical north-south runner. Former star quarterback in high school could give Packers offense a "Wildcat" dimension. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout James Starks News
09/21/15 - RB James Starks carried 20 times for 95 yards, including a 35-yard run, as he filled in for injured RB Eddie Lacy. "I'm always ready," Starks said. "Me and Eddie push each other. He's going to always push me, and I'm going to always push him. If there's an opportunity there for me, I'm going to try to make the most out of it."
10/23/14 - RB James Starks was upgraded to limited status in practice Thursday. Starks has been recovering from an injury to his left ankle suffered in the last game. "He looked pretty good," head coach McCarthy said of Starks' involvement on the field Thursday. Starks' status for the game Sunday night at New Orleans won't be known until Friday. He has been working in a timeshare in the backfield with starting halfback Eddie Lacy the last few games.
10/22/14 - RB James Starks didn't practice Wednesday because of an injury to his left ankle that knocked him out of the last game in the second half. Starks' availability for the Sunday night game at New Orleans won't be known until later in the week. Starks has been in a timeshare with starter Eddie Lacy at halfback the last three games. DuJuan Harris has played sparingly this season as the No. 3 back with just six carries for eight yards.
10/20/14 - RB James Starks hurt his left ankle in the third quarter of the Packers' 38-17 rout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and didn't return to the game. Starks' status this week going into the Sunday night game at New Orleans won't be known until later in the week. Starks had seven carries for 36 yards and his first touchdown of the season against the Panthers, splitting time in the backfield with starter Eddie Lacy.
03/19/14 - RB James Starks was re-signed by the Packers. Starks played in 13 games with one start in 2013 and rushed for 493 yards and a career-high three TDs on 89 carries. His average of 5.54 yards per carry this past season ranked No. 1 in the league among running backs with 80-plus attempts. Starks was also tied for No. 2 in the NFL with three TD runs of 20-plus yards.
Drafted by the Packers in the sixth round (No. 193 overall) in 2010 out of the University at Buffalo, Starks has played in 35 games during his career with five starts and has rushed for 1,427 yards and five TDs on 322 carries (4.4 avg.). He has also caught 45 passes for 351 yards (7.8 avg.) and a TD.