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Ja'Wuan James | Tackle

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 323

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Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James ran an official 5.34-second 40-yard dash at the NFL's combine.
James, who is hoping to impress scouts after being forced out of the Senior Bowl due to a knee sprain, posted unofficial runs of 5.25 and 5.28 seconds. He ran the 10-yard split twice and was clocked at 1.82 seconds both times, a decent showing. James projects as a third- to fourth-round pick. NFL.com's Gil Brandt likens him to Titans RT David Stewart. Feb 22 - 2:38 PM

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler stated that Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James plans to do a full workout at the Combine.

"OT Ja'Wuan James was knocked out of Senior Bowl with a knee sprain but he plans to do a full workout here," Brugler tweeted. Over the four years at Tennessee, James had 49 starts in 49 games for the Volunteers. Unfortunately for James, he sprained his knee during Senior Bowl week, but put on a strong outing in front of scouts. He currently projects as a third-to fourth-round pick. NFL.com's Gil Brandt likens him to Titans RT David Stewart.
Feb 20 - 6:27 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah debuted Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James at No. 50 on his Top-50 rankings.

Jeremiah wrote a column praising James last week, so this ranking is hardly a surprise. Rotoworld's Josh Norris, it should be noted, disagrees with Jeremiah and doesn't see Top-50 selection potential in James. James "has an ideal frame but he needs to develop his upper body," wrote Jeremiah. "He is an excellent pass blocker. He has the foot quickness to slide/mirror athletic edge rushers. Against power rushers, he is able to lockout his arms and keep his chest clean despite carrying his hands very low in his pass set. In the run game, he has the lower strength to seal/wall-off defenders at the point of attack and he is athletic enough to pick off linebackers at the second level. He does need to work on dropping his pad level in the run and pass game."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 10 - 9:25 PM

NFl.com's Daniel Jeremiah notes Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James has been a nice surprise during the draft analyst's film study.

James "does a nice job using his length in pass pro," according to Jeremiah. The Volunteer exited Senior Bowl week early due to a sprained knee. Our own Josh Norris does not see eye to eye with Jeremiah here, but James does have plenty of experience at right tackle in the SEC.
Feb 8 - 11:00 AM

Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James won't play in the Senior Bowl after suffering a knee sprain in practice.

We've read no additional reports detailing the severity of James' injury. We don't think his durability will be questioned by scouts, as James set a Tennessee record with 49 career starts in Knoxville. Prior to the injury, he was enjoying a productive week of practice. NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote on Monday that James reminds him of Titans RT David Stewart.
Jan 22 - 11:30 AM

Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James reminds NFL.com's Gil Brandt of Titans RT David Stewart.

Specifically when Stewart entered the NFL from Mississippi State in 2005. "He's strong but doesn't have great feet (would have difficult time at LT)," Brandt wrote. "He's mean and tough. Did good job on Jadeveon Clowney when the South Carolina defensive end lined up on James' side. Good run-blocker. Could find his way into the third round with a good showing this week [at the Senior Bowl]." James has been overshadowed at Tennessee by Dallas Thomas and Antonio Richardson, but he's big (6-6 1/8 and 315 pounds) and talented and will draw the spotlight from scouts.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 20 - 9:50 PM

Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James will attend the Senior Bowl.

James has been a bit overshadowed for a few years now by Dallas Thomas and Antonio Richardson, but he has produced some nice film as a right tackle. He might be tried on the left side for some snaps in Mobile, and could impress enough to earn a third-round selection.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Tennessee senior T Ja'Wuan James singled out freshman WR Marquez North as one player who has stood out during preseason practice.

The Vols could use some help at receiver after losing Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter, Mychal Rivera, and Zach Rogers to the NFL. North is a large target out of Charlotte and was considered a four-star prospect by many recruiting services. It is a promising sign for North, since he has only spent three or four years at the receiver position.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Tennessee junior T Ja'Wuan James believes the Vols have the best OL in the country.

"In 2011, when I wasn't playing, they said we were one of the worst offensive lines in the country," James said. "Now they're saying 'Y'all are the best in the country.' We take it as, 'Praise and blame, it's all the same.' But we do see ourselves as the best offensive line in the country." It could be argued that the unit was even more talented last year with the inclusion of Dallas Thomas, but perhaps they will play with more cohesiveness in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Tennessee junior RT Ja'Wuan James announced that he will be returning for his final collegiate season.

James is a three year starter at right tackle on a talented offensive line. The soon-to-be senior is a massive blocker than can push defenders in the running game, but will need to show consistent balance and mirroring skills in pass protection to earn a top three-round selection in 2014.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 10:37:00 AM