Twitched up and versatile defensive weapon built out of the same mold Isaiah Simmons was. He has length, size, speed, fluidity, and ball skills to impact the game both in run defense or covering anyone the offense could throw his way. His fluidity and length allow him to play a lot of man coverage on both WRs and TEs. He has explosive closing quickness and can flash into your screen in an instant. He is a sure tackler and has no problem bringing down players in space. Has no problem throwing his body around in run support and is willing to take on blockers.
Not a lot of weaknesses in his skill set other than he at times takes poor pursuit angles and will simply run himself out of the play, but gives excellent effort and will loop back around to run down plays from behind. There will be questions about if he can make the same impact while stepping up in the level of competition. He also has a list of injuries that will need to be vetted and some may question his long term durability.
Dislocated Shoulder/Torn Labrum (2017), Plantar Fasciitis (2019)
2019 Vs: North Dakota State, Youngstown State 2018 Vs: Youngstown State
Jeremy Chinn is a somewhat diamond in the rough that draft media experts are just now coming around to, but when you watch his tape, see his performance at the Combine, and look at his entire skillset there are a lot of similarities to Isaiah Simmons. He played all over the defense at Southern Illinois, but I believe that if he is able to focus on just one position at the next level I believe he could have an impact like former Arizona Cardinals Safety, Adrian Wilson. He has a real chance to come off the board at the end of the first round and if not should be off the board early on day two of the draft.
High-quality athleticism and build. His build, athleticism, and the way Southern Illinois used him is very similar to another high-end prospect in this draft in Isaiah Simmons from Clemson. He has a smooth backpedal and can flip his hips with ease to be able to carry WRs and TEs downfield. He has excellent straight-line speed and the range to get from the far hash to the opposite side of the field in a matter of seconds. He has a ton of quick-twitch muscle fibers and can explode upfield with closing quickness that not many DBs have. His fluidity allows him to be a chess piece defender and match up with all types of offensive weapons. He plays under control and doesn't get off-balanced or reckless when asked to matchup in space.
Big Play Ability