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Derwin James talks about meeting with the Packers & versatility at 2018 NFL Combine

This draft prospect could be a perfect replacement for Morgan Burnett if the veteran leaves Green Bay, and the Packers are already showing interest in him.

2018 NFL Combine Interviews: Derwin James, S, Florida State

Derwin James is a hyper-athletic safety from Florida State, and he could be a perfect fit in the Green Bay Packers' defense. The good news is that he met with the Packers at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The bad news would be if his prediction of being drafted in the top ten comes true.

Posted by Acme Packing Company on Sunday, March 4, 2018

If the Green Bay Packers indeed decide to make their selection with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, they will undoubtedly be getting a supremely talented player. That is true regardless of that player’s position.

Sill, perhaps no player projected in the top half of the first round could have as big an impact on the team’s new-look defense under Mike Pettine than Florida State safety Derwin James.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound James was a Swiss-army knife for the Seminoles, lining up at safety, slot corner, and linebacker during his three years on campus. In fact, his varied role is not unlike that of Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who is slated to be a free agent in a little more than a week. The difference is that James is expected to test out as an elite athlete.

The Packers are certainly doing their due diligence on James. He confirmed in his media interview at the 2018 Scouting Combine on Sunday that he had a formal meeting with the Packers in Indianapolis. He also elaborated that the team’s representatives discussed with him a possible role as a versatile defensive back who can line up in coverage at safety or slot corner and can blitz off the edge.

Click here to see James’ full interview.