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Good days, bad days

The second day of practice went well for some, but others really struggled

Originally Published: January 19, 2010
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tuesday's practice was the first in full pads as the teams prepare for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game (ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET). Here's a quick look at players who had good days, and players who had bad days. And remember, this is just one day out of the whole week, so one day does not make or break a prospect.

East Team: Good Days

RB Javarris James, Miami
James lacks elite physical tools. He's not going to be a home run threat in the NFL, nor is he going to be a team's bell-cow back. Despite all that, James is quickly proving to be the most versatile and instinctive back on the East roster -- and perhaps for both teams. He shows very good patience in allowing his blocks to develop during inside-run drills. He reads the zone-blocking scheme well and displays good burst when a crease opens, as he quickly plants and fires up the field. James has also impressed with his natural route running skills and soft hands as a receiver during passing drills. In a somewhat thin crop of running backs this year, James has a chance to come off the board as early as the fourth round, where he will get a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot as a versatile contributing reserve.

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