Derwin James RUMORS & NEWS

Derwin James

Position Defensive Back
Height 6'3"
Weight 211 lbs
Birthplace Haines City, Florida
Current Team Florida State
  • FSU's Derwin James Announces He Will Enter NFL draft, Skip Independence Bowl

    SI "Florida State star safety Derwin James announced over Instagram on Tuesday that he will enter the 2018 NFL draft and skip the Independence Bowl. James had 84 total tackles and two interceptions this season. He missed most of the 2016 season with a knee injury. Florida State (6–6) qualified..." January 09

  • Derwin James is Florida State's positionless superstar with real Heisman hopes

    USA Today "Derwin James is a redshirt sophomore who only played two games last season. And he’s the best player on one of the best teams in the country. James, who returns from a season-ending knee injury Saturday night vs. No. 1 Alabama (8 p.m. ET, ABC), is the lynchpin in everything No. 3 Florida State..." January 09

  • Florida State DB Derwin James is the Next Jabrill Peppers, Except Better

    Hero Sports "Former Michigan safety/linebacker Jabrill Peppers was one of those rare defensive players who became a household name during the 2016-17 college football season. Sure, some of that was because of Peppers' versatility -- playing on offense as well as returning kicks -- but fans across the..." January 09

  • On the defensive: Heisman history not in Derwin James' favor

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida State safety Derwin James is on virtually every All-America team or list of the country's top players. The Sporting News called the redshirt sophomore the No. 9 overall player in college football. Sports Illustrated ranked him first — a welcome surprise James won't argue. "I do think..." January 09

2017-2018 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Sam Darnold Southern California
2 Giants Josh Rosen UCLA
3 Colts Connor Williams Texas
4 Browns* Orlando Brown Oklahoma
5 Broncos Bradley Chubb NC State
6 Jets Josh Allen Wyoming
7 Buccaneers Saquon Barkley Penn State
8 Bears Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
9 49ers Roquan Smith Georgia
10 Raiders Courtland Sutton Southern Methodist

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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