In the 2016 college football season Florida State University safety Derwin James injured himself and had to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus. You could tell at the beginning of 2017 that injury was still bothering him and hindering his play. By the time the end of the year rolled around though, James was back to his dominant ways, and he was a great player for that Florida State defense.
James is a player who is able to completely change the identity of a defense with his ability to match up with opponents one-on-one, and his physical presence in the run game. He would finally bring the ability to match up against receiving backs and tight ends to the Bengals defense and immediately help in the run game.