Bio blast: Miami RB Mike James (6th round)
Sixth round (189th overall)
Position: Running back
Height/weight: 5-11, 222
Hometown: Haines City
College highlights: The versatile back ran for 1,340 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career, but was also a threat as a receiver, catching 67 passes for 585 yards…Said he learned "patience" as secondary back earlier in his career before having a breakout senior year, rushing for career-high 621 yards and being one of 11 FBS players named to the AFCA AllState Good Works Team.
High school: Ran for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for Ridge Community High…Ranked the No. 18th best running back prospect by Scout.com, and was FSAW All-State honorable mention.
Personal: Says he’s been inspired by his late mother, Elgusta, who died in a car accident in December 2010 at the age 47…Grew up a Bucs fan in Polk County.. Recognized for community service, says giving back is “part of my life.”