From Terrell Buckley to Deion Sanders, Florida State is widely known as a defensive back factory. With recent first-round draft pick Jalen Ramsey (2016), the storied tradition of the Seminoles DBs lives on.
With its lasting legacy, it is expected that they produce high end NFL talent on the back-end of their defense yearly. That belief holds true this year with safety Derwin James.
A highly touted five-star recruit out of high school, James entered Tallahassee with a lot of hype. His freshman season, he lived up to every bit of it, as he finished the season as a USA Today Freshman All-American and All-ACC Third Team selection.
Entering his sophomore campaign, there was a tremendous amount of hype surrounding James. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to a torn meniscus.
Looking to rebound from that, lets take a look at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the talented safety entering next season.