Could Packers take Florida State S Derwin James?
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By Jack Wepfer

When there are holes all over the field, everyone has a different idea on which holes the Green Bay Packers should patch first.

The popular opinion is to take a pass rusher. Some suggest grabbing a cornerback. Recently, the Packers were mocked yet another defensive lineman.

At the safety position, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s performance declined in his fourth year, and Morgan Burnett is a free agent, set to make more than the Packers are likely willing to pay him.

So is there a void at safety?

Some might think so. In his latest mock draft, Nate Davis of USA TODAY selected Florida State safety Derwin James for the Packers.

“The Packers simply need more defensive play makers, especially behind the line,” Davis wrote. “James didn’t appear to be all the way back last year after injuring his knee in 2016. But when healthy, he can be disruptive in numerous capacities.”

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James was touted as a future first-rounder after his stellar freshman season, but he tore his left lateral meniscus in 2016. He rebounded in 2017 and is the top safety in the...



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