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Derwin James Jr. | 3

S | Florida State | Los Angeles Chargers
Ht: 6016 / 6' 02" | Wt: 215 | Upd: 07/11/2024


Birth Date: 08/03/1996
Age: 27
Original Team: LAC
NFL Entry: 18 01 017
NFL Exp: 7
Depth Chart Key: 18/1
Team History: LAC

Player History

06/18 LAC D/C signed
09/19 LAC IR
11/19 LAC Designated for Return 13
11/19 LAC activated 13
09/20 LAC IR
12/20 LAR Covid-19
01/21 LAR IR 18

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DERWIN JAMES: Florida State, 6016 215 4.45. Junior entry and two-year starter from Haines City, FL. Missed most of 2016 with knee injury. He is a uniquely gifted athlete with size and length along with a versatile skill set that is coveted by NFL teams. He can play deep half and third coverage with outstanding range along with good match-up skill on inside receivers and backs. Will also play in the box with linebacker responsibilities. Fluid movements with excellent agility and lateral movement. In deep coverage he has the range to get over the top or match up to a deep vertical route. He sometimes gets locked on a route when he needs to sense pattern pressure within a zone. Does an excellent job in the hybrid role close to the line. Very good in the short zones getting underneath the intermediate route and driving on the short throw in the flat. Shows match-up ability versus a slot or tight end with good mirror ability. Can be physical in run support with good take on ability using his hands to shed and work to the ball. Fits the alley well and tackles in space, very good preventing the cutback with good leverage on the ball. Will not always finish the tackle and at times absorbs the blow and barely hangs on or is run through. Excellent chase ability with good range across the field. Does not always hustle on the backside and has some quiet moments. Used often as an edge blitzer showing a burst to close on the quarterback. Creates havoc blitzing-making plays behind the line. James still has a lot of upside as there are some issues to correct. Has the tools to be an outstanding pro with the versatility to play multiple spots within a scheme. 2017 stats: 84 T, 5.5 TFL, 1 sack, 11 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 BK, 2 INT (1 TD). BTR:left 4.50, right 4.59. OSR:3/21. First round. (A- 33, H-9 1/2, VJ-40, SS-4.34).