Packers RB James Starks debuted in Week 12 but didn't play more than 24 snaps in a game until the playoffs, when he averaged 37.3. Having sat out the first 11 games with a pulled hamstring, Starks had fresh legs compared with everyone else. That should be a factor in evaluating his strong, 110-carry, 416-yard (3.8) rookie season. Remarkably, he didn't have a fumble, penalty or dropped pass. His blitz pickup wasn't bad, either. Despite rare height (6-2) for the position, he kept his pad level down and didn't take many vicious hits. He ran hard, usually was able to lunge forward and got north-south most of the time. It's possible Starks has more balance and wiggle than Grant, but Grant packs more punch.
Packers RB James Starks debuted in Week 12 but didn't p...
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