School: Florida State
40-yard dash: 4.47
Bench: 21 reps
Versatile game-wrecker. Intimidating defensive presence. Very explosive and fluid in space. Aggressively plays the ball in the air. Solid in man-to-man coverage. Can excel at either free safety or strong safety. Had success in the box and close to the line of scrimmage. Good range in single-high zone coverage. Quality hands. Very physical. Excellent ball-carrier pursuit. Missiles to the quarterback as a blitzer. Loves football.
Has less experience than some other safety prospects. Missed almost his entire sophomore season with a torn meniscus. A little slow diagnosing at times.
Kam Chancellor – Eric Berry – George Iloka
Derwin James is an explosive, hard-hitting safety that can play the run and pass. He’s also a high-character individual that should set the tone defensively and in the building.