James had 84 total tackles and two interceptions this season. He missed most of the 2016 season with a knee injury.
Florida State (6–6) qualified for a bowl game after beating Louisiana Monroe on Saturday.
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The draft will take place on April 26-28 in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. The Cleveland Browns, 0–12 season, have likely cemented the first pick. But the rest of the order is up in the air between the San Francisco 49ers (2–10), New York Giants (2–10), Indianapolis Colts (3–9), Chicago Bears (3–9) and the Denver Broncos (3–9).
Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to file declaration papers with the NFL. The league will release an official list of early entrees on Jan. 19.
See the full list of underclassmen who will enter the draft here.