Green Bay Packers Find Gems in James Starks and Sam Shields

April 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The most common conclusion you'll hear on the Green Bay Packers 2010 draft was that it was solid but unspectacular—nothing sexy about it. But before you take that stance on the new crop of Packers coming in, I invite you to take a look at two players who might just change your mind.
Yet I won't lie, when the Packers sixth round selection of Buffalo running back James Starks came in, I didn't know who he was. But once you research Starks, you can see why the Packers selected him.
Starks is 6'2", 220 pounds and runs a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash, and from all accounts I've read about him, he is a great character guy. (While 4.5 doesn't sound fast, Starks' Speed Score, which combines speed with size, was 106. In comparison, C.J. Spiller registered a 107.)
But the first thing you hear about Starks is in regard to his 2009 season—or lack there of—in which he missed the entire year while recovering from shoulder surgery. Obviously Packers' doctors gave his should...

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