Florida State defensive back Derwin James runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
The Los Angeles Chargers signed first-round selection Derwin James, the organization announced on Friday.
The Florida native totaled 84 tackles, two interceptions, 5.5 tackles for loss, a sack, 11 passes defensed and a blocked kick in 12 starts at Florida State in 2017. James earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp, The Associated Press, Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association in 2017. He was also named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and was on the Bednarik, Maxwell, Nagurski, Thorpe, and Hornung Awards watch lists.
James, a preseason All-American in 2016, received a redshirt his sophomore year due to injury. As a true freshman, James started his Seminole career with 91 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a pair of recoveries in 2015. His performance earned third-team All-ACC recognition and he was named a freshman All-American by Sporting News, USA Todayand CampusInsiders.com.