Former Chargers receiver Eddie Royal thinks his former team may have taken the best defensive player in this year’s draft.
Derwin James could end up being the best defensive player in the draft....big time pick for my old team the Chargers— Eddie Royal (@EddieRoyalWR) April 27, 2018
His new teammates were excited, too.
Welcome to the Jack Boyz @derwinjames6 https://t.co/9LIUQFaswi— Desmond E. King II (@blaqbadger14) April 27, 2018
Best secondary in the league just got better— Adrian Phillips (@Phillips_17) April 27, 2018
Best secondary alert— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) April 27, 2018
And Melvin Gordon is ready to hear some extra chatter from the defensive backs:
Hahaha more personality back there as if practice wasn’t loud enough on the defensive side of the ball ♂️ @Do_OrAddae37 welp. Game day I might flick up with y’all boys— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) April 27, 2018
Media chimed in with some high praise for the Chargers new defensive back:
.@PFF_Steve says Derwin James' position is "anywhere he damn well pleases"— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 27, 2018
The @PFF guys breaks down the pick for the Chargers pic.twitter.com/5bBq8LEw6s
.@Chargers @derwinjames6 is a safety that everyone is looking for. He saves TD’s. #BaldyBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/rynwqenVeD— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) April 27, 2018
Get hyped, Chargers fans!