James finished hus junior year with 103 tackles and a team-high eight stops behind the line. Southeastern Conference coaches named him to their first-team all-league defense while the Associated Press gave him honorable mention on their post-season All-SEC team.
NFL analysts projected James as a second- or third-round pick in April's draft. Most feel he stands a chance of signifcantly improving his status in the draft with another season in college, and he earn recognition among the nation's top linebackers in the pre-season Butkus Award list.
The only other LSU player with a decision to make regarding the NFL is wide receiver Josh Reed. He has scheduled a news conference at LSU Thursday at 1 p.m.
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