Safety Prospect Jeremy Chinn Would Love a Chance to Play with Khalil Mack and the Bears

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Safety Prospect Jeremy Chinn Would Love a Chance to Play with Khalil Mack and the Bears

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Scouting in the time of COVID-19 is one of the unique challenges each team is facing as the NFL Draft approaches. And with official player visits and pro days off the calendar entirely, the hurdles are even higher for front offices. But technology can be a wonderful thing when used properly, and video interviews have replaced the in-person face-to-face meetings that would normally be taking place at this time.

The Chicago Bears conducted one such meeting with Southern Illinois safety Jeremy Chinn, per Bear Report’s prospect visit tracker. It was Chinn’s second meeting with the Bears, the first coming at the Senior Bowl. A second interview with Chinn immediately piqued my interest, and not just because (full disclosure) he played ball at my alma mater. Chinn’s stock has been on the rise since Senior Bowl Director Jim Nagy had eyes on him at the beginning of the college football season. And because the hype hasn’t subsided, Chinn can find his name in the second round of any number of mock drafts these days.

Beyond that, the dude sounds like he would absolutely cherish the chance to play along Eddie Jackson, Khalil Mack, and the rest of the ferocious Bears defense:

Hey, there is no denying Chinn has good taste in players to study and defenses he would want to be a part of when he makes the jump to the league. Surely, that could help in the interview process. But let’s not overlook Chinn as a prospect.

The dude nailed the Scouting Combine:

Before that, Chinn drew rave reviews at the Senior Bowl:

Chinn has also drawn praise from some of the NFL Draft’s top insiders:

And had a stellar finish to his college career:

All that is to say that Chinn isn’t a fast-rising late bloomer on the draft scene. And because Bears GM Ryan Pace has had success drafting safeties outside of the first round and has shown an affinity toward athletic standouts from non-traditional schools, Chinn was bound to end up on our radar no matter where he went to school.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.