Florida State safety Derwin James will skip his senior season and is headed to the NFL Draft next year. Not only will he skip his senior season, but he is going to skip the team’s bowl game against Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl. He made the announcement via Instagram:
James is believed to be a top 15, if not top 10, prospect in the NFL Draft come April. Ryan McCrystal of Bleacher Report has him as a top-5 pick in fact. He is a surefire first rounder and skipping a team’s bowl game has become common practice so as to avoid any potential injuries and just get ready for the NFL Combine in February.
[h/t Tomahawk Nation]