Jeremy Chinn 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams

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Jeremy Chinn 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

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Jeremy Chinn, a defensive back from Southern Illinois University should be one of the first FCS players drafted.  Chinn will more than likely be a 3rd-4th round draft pick, but it would not be surprising to see him go in the 2nd round.   Let us take a look at his college career, pros, Cons, and projected teams. 

College Career: Chinn finished the 2019 season with 48 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 7 passes defended.  The safety overall during his Southern Illinois career posted 243 tackles, 13 interceptions, forcing 6 fumbles, while having 31 passes defended.  Chinn had a career high 15 tackles in a game against Western Illinois. Chinn was a participant in the Senior Bowl, following the conclusion of the 2019 season. 

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Pros: Chinn who stuck out more than other players at the FCS level over the last 2 years, possesses great closing speed.  The safety who has floated around the Saluki secondary for his college career, has shown the ability to get in defenders' faces, without committing many fouls.  This is a big reason why the safety has 31 passes defended during his college career. There weren’t too many times the defensive back was beaten, as he would stay step for step with the opponent.  

Cons: When Chinn was beaten, it was more than likely because he was caught trying to read the quarterback, but ultimately guessed wrong.  One other aspect that could be a worry for some teams is his durability. Chinn missed 2 games as a senior with an injury, while playing just 1 full season during the 4 years at SIU.  Despite his cons, Chinn would be great for any team needing secondary help. 

Projected Teams: There are 3 teams that standout, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

The Bills have a stout defense, but don’t exactly have a young defense.  Drafting Chinn would help the Bills in future years, but will also give him time to adapt and work on his professional skills.  However, at the same time, he would be able to fill in right away when needed. 

The Bengals are more than certain going to take Joe Burrow with the number 1 overall pick, but will still need some help in the secondary.  Chinn could be an intriguing option once the Bengals pick comes back around during the 2nd day of the draft. He would be able to come in and help compete for a spot, for a team that is clearly going to be in rebuild mode. 

Jacksonville who has had one of the best defenses overall the last few seasons, did struggle this year. The Jaguars did lose safety Tashaun Gipson during the offseason. Chinn who played safety this season at Southern Illinois would be a quality option.             

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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