2. Derwin James, S, Florida State
Sorry, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but Derwin James comes in at No. 2 on the Packers big board. Given the departure of Morgan Burnett to the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, Green Bay has somewhat of a hole at their other safety position.
Kentrell Brice and Josh Jones figure to get the first crack at the position and Jones was drafted last year for just this situation.However, James is far too talented to pass up if he’s still available at 14.
James has great physical traits and can change the game in a blink of an eye, something no current Packer has proven to be able to do on a regular basis.
McShay has him ranked as his seventh-best prospect with a grade of 93 and Kiper Jr. predicts he’ll go to the Miami Dolphins at No. 11. NFL.com has given him a grade of 6.44 (should become an instant starter) and compares him to Eric Berry.
Pro Football Focus is the highest on him, ranking him as their fourth-best prospect and giving him a grade of 92.0.
James could be the game-changer the Packers desperately need on defense and fans should rejoice if they hear his name called on Draft night.