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NFL Draft Analyst: Derwin James "Not The Player He Was Hyped To Be"

The NFL Draft analyst says he's not as good as the hype.

Derwin James was maybe the most-hyped player in college football heading into the 2017 season.

Florida State's freakish defensive back was ranked the No. 1 player in the country by ESPN in the preseason.

The Seminoles, a preseason top 10 team, have been a massive failure, and we haven't really heard much from James this season.

Bleacher Report's NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller says he's been watching the tape and James is not as good the hype says he was.

An NFL scout spoke to Sports Illustrated about James' future, seemingly agreeing with what Miller says.

“If he plays like he did as a freshman, yes, he belongs on that (top prospect) list,” an AFC college scouting director told “Right now? No way in hell . . . He’s not doing anything. And yes, they’re playing him differently. They’re trying to create for him, playing him at outside ’backer. But he’s not the same.”