Erasmus James
DE | (6'4", 266, 4.78) | Wisconsin

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Selected by: Minnesota Vikings
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 18(18)
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(DE) Erasmus James - Wisconsin
(DE) Erasmus James - Wisconsin
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Overall: James improved his draft value as much or more than any other prospect in the 2005 class as a senior in 2004. After sitting out the entire 2003 season with a hip injury there were lots of questions about James' durability, shape, explosiveness and strength. With 34 total tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 10-of-11 regular season games played in 2004, the fifth-year senior put a lot of those fears to rest. James did miss one game in 2004 due to an ankle injury but it was not serious and he showed no ill effects from the previous season's hip injury. James lacks elite top-end speed and he still must improve his bulk and lower body strength, but his improvement as a senior shocking. He played with better technique, a much higher motor, showed more power at the POA and also showed much more explosive ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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