The 2020 version of the NFL draft has taken a strange turn the past few months and some of the smaller school players may not get examined as closely or completely passed over. With Jeremy Chinn, getting passed over will not be the case. Chinn tends to jump off the film and teams are impressed with his athleticism and instincts. The only thing left to determine is whether or not he will go on day one of the draft or day two.
I like safeties that can hit and will not shy away from contact and Jeremy Chinn fits that description perfectly. Chinn is impressive when he takes on the blocks and defeats the blocks. Chinn does a good job of breaking up passes and seems to have a nose for the football. Chinn does not give up on the play and has a high motor. Chinn makes good use of the sideline and will use it as another defender when in pass coverage.
Chinn is raw from a pass coverage perspective and will give up some big plays as he develops in the NFL. Chinn’s man to man defense will need some improvement. Chinn’s instincts will improve and develop the more snaps he is on the field.
Chinn is a solid safety and I expect him to go in the mid-second round of the draft. Chinn is a hard hitter and a playmaker. With deeps needing help in the secondary, the market for Chinn is going to be a strong one. Chinn should have an impressive pro career, once his instincts develop further and he adapts to the speed of the game.