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LaDarius Perkins | Running Back

Team: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185

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Packers signed Mississippi RB LaDarius Perkins.
Perkins (5-foot-7 1/8, 195) was a 23-game starter for the Bulldogs, finishing his career with 530 carries for 2,546 yards (4.80 YPC) and 15 touchdowns. He added 68 receptions and has kickoff return experience. Perkins offers 4.46 jets and some explosion in his legs (10-foot-2 broad jump), but lacks size to carry the load and is more straight-linish than elusive. He's like LaMichael James without the fanfare. He'll have to show well as a pass blocker to become a useful third-down back and will struggle to find snaps in a crowded Green Bay backfield. Sun, May 11, 2014 03:02:00 PM

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Mississippi State senior RB LaDarius Perkins accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The senior rolled up 1,509 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012, but he's only accumulated 495 rushing yards and 238 receiving yards in 2013. Perkins is a muscular specimen with no elite attributes. His decreased role in State's offense this season won't do his draft stock any favors.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Mississippi State senior RB LaDarius Perkins rushed 12 times for 65 yards in Thursday's win over Kentucky.

He added four catches for 34 yards. Perkins rolled up 1,509 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012, his first season as starter upon the departure of Vick Ballard. Perkins shares a lot in common with Ballard as a prospect. He's a muscular specimen with a well-rounded game and no elite attributes.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:46:00 PM

Mississippi State senior RB LaDarius Perkins could turn some heads during his final season, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Perkins has outstanding plant-and-go acceleration, doing a nice job side-stepping defenders with strong footwork to make clean cuts," Brugler writes. "He has a compactly-built upper body and keeps his legs pumping with balance to pick up chunks of yards after initial contact. Perkins' vision runs hot/cold too often, and he struggles to improvise at times when the hole isn't there, but he has the lateral agility and quick feet to scamper from defenders."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, May 14, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Mississippi State junior RB LaDarius Perkins will test NFL waters by requesting an evaluation from the Draft Advisory Board.

2012 was Perkins' first season as a full-time starter due to the departure of Vick Ballard. The Bulldogs offense was much more consistent this season and Perkins benefited from some kind of a passing game. We would expect the junior to return to school.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 01:20:00 PM

LaDarius Perkins may not be alone in replacing Vick Ballard in the MSU backfield.

While Perkins will certainly get his share of reps, he could split time with Nick Griffin. Both runners bring a different style to the offense and could ultimately provide for a solid duo. Bulldogs fans have seen plenty of Perkins the last two seasons. In backing up Ballard, the junior-to-be has rushed for 988 yards and 5 touchdowns while adding 306 yards and 5 more TDs via the air.
Wed, May 2, 2012 02:15:00 PM

Smaller than most SEC running backs, LaDarius Perkins is the favorite to take over for Vick Ballard as the Bulldogs’ every-down back.

Though listed a 5-11, which may be generous, Perkins is a muscular specimen who coaches feel can handle the punishment of being an every-down back in the SEC. The key will be to keep Perkins fresh by getting a couple of other RBs – Nick Griffin and Josh Robinson in particular – some totes early in 2012. Playing behind Ballard last season, Perkins had 87 carries for 422 yards (4.9 ypc) and a pair of TDs. Perkins, who will be a junior, also caught 13 passes. He ran for 566 yards (5.6) as a freshman in 2010.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 10:52:00 AM