Panthers rookie Jeremy Chinn wishes good luck to Senior Bowl players

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Matt Rhule and the Panthers are currently coaching in the 2021 Senior Bowl, albeit with a few assistants missing due to COVID-19 related reasons.

All-Star games are only a small part of evaluating draft prospects, but it offers an opportunity for young players to show what they can do on a big stage – especially those who come from smaller schools and conferences. Last year, Jeremy Chinn from Southern Illinois helped put himself on the map with a strong performance in the Senior Bowl. This year, he’s wishing good luck to all those who are competing.

Chinn finished his rookie year with 117 combined tackles, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns. He won Defensive Rookie of the Month twice but was ultimately surpassed for rookie of the year by Chase Young.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Chinn’s first year in the league was the sheer number of positions he lined up at. Chinn split time in the box, as a linebacker, in the slot and at safety. If he can improve his coverage, he should be a quality defensive starter for a long time at the very least.

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