The range, pass rush, instincts and physicality of Derwin James have enabled him to line up free of more than five defensive places because of the Chargers. 

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Make them feel you.

That is the goal of Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James for every game.

“He brings a great deal of energy,” Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn stated. “Not only on the football field, it is merely walking down the hallways [at the centre ]. I love that guy. He’s very passionate about what he can.”

Added James:”I don’t need anybody’s energy. I bring my energy.”

The Chargers’ ultimate energy guy, James owns a exceptional skill set which allows one to consistently create game-changing plays.

Considered one of the steals within this year’s draft, with the Chargers getting him at No. 17, the Florida State product did not neglect this season. He also led the Chargers in tackles with 105 and added 3.5 sacks, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions. For his efforts, James earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl in his first season.

Even the 6-foot-2, 215-pound hybrid safety also is a front runner for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

James’ versatility sticks outside. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley used him all over the area, for example free safety, strong safety, cornerback, defensive end and linebacker.

“There are weeks we’ve asked him for a man that we’re going to pressure a lot on first, second and third down,” Bradley said. “There are times we’ve had him play the midst next.

“We’ve added him an extra rusher. There are just different things . So what he’s brought to the table for people only as a skill set and the flexibility it offers us, I mean, I can’t say enough about any of it .”

Because they face the Baltimore Ravens‘ ball-control offensive attack caused by still yet another dynamic playmaker from the 2018 newcomer course in Rogue Lamar Jackson on Sunday, the Chargers will want James to be at his best.

Check out four plays which illustrate the diverse talents of James and how effectively the Chargers used him this season.

The play:Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, deciding off the future Hall of Famer because he strove to push the ball down the field to recipient Ted Ginn Jr.