Derwin James   #33 FS

Height: 6-2   Weight: 215   Age: 22

Born: 8/3/1996 Dundee , FL

College: Florida State

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Haines City HS [FL]









Combine 2018


  • Bench Press21.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.47 Secs
  • Vertical Jump40.0 inches
  • Broad Jump132.0 inches


Absolute alpha in the locker room. Comes up to handle film sessions on weekends. When he talks, players listen. Hits all the height, weight, speed marks you want for an early-round safety. Extremely versatile weapon. Can be deployed anywhere on the field on any given snap. Rangy with ability to chase throws from deep middle. Quick to squeeze routes approaching his area of influence. Doesn't just look to hit, he looks for the football once he ranges to the spot. Used in hybrid role near the line of scrimmage. Reliable in his fits and standing up to the run or peeling off and covering tight ends. Savvy blitzer with speed and athleticism to get home. Smooth, loose movement allows for coverage potential against big slots. Careful to leverage ball carriers to the sideline and won't give away an inside cutback. Pursuit strides are fluid and powerful. Solid open-field tackler with reactive athleticism to handle late elusiveness.


Tends to play through a straw in high safety role. Needs balanced eyes. Gets locked in on receiver routes and loses sight of quarterback's developing intentions. Slow reads lead to slow reactions. Waits a step too late to support over the top and can miss his window for help. Needs better anticipation in coverage. Can be too cautious in run support allowing runners to get up to him rather than taking it to them. Often absorbs contact flat-footed rather than initiating contact. Can improve pursuit angles. Despite his intensity, will still coast on some snaps. Has limited experience. Has played in just 26 college games. Has a torn ACL in his medical history.