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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: S Derwin James

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 215

Age: 21

School: Florida State


40-yard dash: 4.47

Vertical: 40.0

Broad: 132.0

Bench: 21 reps

3-cone: DNP



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.


NFL Comparisons

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.


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