Middle Tennessee State wide receiver Richie James has put up some eye popping numbers during his first two years in Murfreesboro. Now entering his third year representing the royal blue and white, the 5-9, 171-pound electric playmaker is looking to build on the 3,456 yards and 25 touchdowns he’s amassed over his first 26 career games.
In an exclusive interview for Draft Breakdown, James broke down his skill-set while providing insight into the art of route running. The Sarasota, Florida native was more than willing to debunk any concerns regarding his level of competition in the C-USA, and is well versed to face this question in the future from teams and scouts alike. James also discussed John Ross’ 40 yard dash record time, which NFL cornerback he’s excited about facing in the future, and a lot more. I’ve also included some video analysis of James’ abilities. Enjoy.
JM: We’re here with Middle Tennessee wide receiver Richie James. Thanks for joining me today Richie.
James: Thanks for having me.
JM: How would you describe your skill-set?
James: I’m a diverse player. I feel like I can do it all. In my opinion, I can play any skill position. I can play both inside and outside. Here at MTSU, I’ve even played some quarterback and running back. I feel like I’m the best athlete on the field when I’m out there.
Middle Tennessee have indeed lined James up in the backfield, and he responded with good vision and balance as a ball-carrier.