24. Derwin James, Safety, LA Chargers
It took just one season for James to establish himself as one of the best safeties in the game. Not many rookies are named to the Pro Bowl or First-Team All-Pro, but James did both of those things with his impressive combination of size and athleticism. It may be just one season, but James is on his way to becoming a star.
Unfortunately, James will get a late start to the 2019 season. He will start the season on injured reserve after suffering a stress fracture in his foot. James will miss at least the first eight weeks of the season and may not be ready to return until much later. However, there’s little doubt that James will be one of the top safeties in the NFL once he returns to full health.