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Derwin James Declares For The NFL Draft, Will Skip FSU’s Bowl Game

Florida State safety Derwin James declared for the NFL draft, saying that he will not play in the Seminoles' upcoming bowl game against Southern Miss in the Walk-Ons Independence Bowl.

Florida State safety Derwin James declared for the NFL draft, saying that he will not play in the Seminoles’ upcoming bowl game against Southern Miss in the Walk-Ons Independence Bowl. 

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Similar to two of last year’s top prospects Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette, James is skipping the bowl game to avoid injury and prepare for the draft.

James, a redshirt sophomore who is one of the top draft prospects in the country, announced his intentions in an Instagram post.


On to the next chapter of my life I will be entering the 2018 NFL Draft and will not participate in the bowl game, FOREVER NOLE NATION #dj3

11.8k Likes, 579 Comments – DJ3 (@derwinjames) on Instagram: “On to the next chapter of my life I will be entering the 2018 NFL Draft and will not participate in…”


James was the only FSU player to earn a first-team, All-ACC selection. This year, he had 84 tackles, two interceptions and one sack after missing most of 2016 with a knee injury.