Chargers Sign First-Round S Derwin James, Wrap Up Draft Class


The Los Angeles Chargers have signed Florida State S Derwin James to a four-year rookie contract, according to Field Yates.

The Chargers have officially locked up their entire 2018 draft class following this move:

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 17 Derwin James S Signed
2 48 Uchenna Nwosu LB Signed
3 84 Justin Jones DL Signed
4 119 Kyzir White S Signed
5 155 Scott Quessenberry C Signed
6 191 Dylan Cantrell WR Signed
7 251 Justin Jackson RB Signed

James, 21, was taken with the No. 17 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft by the Chargers. According to, he receives a $12,432,314 contract that includes a $7,121,684 signing bonus.

The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Chargers to pick up in 2021.

During his three-year college career at Florida State, James recorded 186 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles.

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