Vikings Draft 2020: Pre-Super Bowl seven-round mock draft

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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Jeremy Chinn
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Jeremy Chinn /

Sixth Round (Pick No. 186)

Jeremy Chinn – S/LB (Southern Illinois)

The Vikings traded their fifth-round pick for Kaare Vedvik prior to the 2019 season. That said, Minnesota has a bit of a wait after their fourth-round selection this year.

Jeremy Chinn will be a fun player to watch in the NFL. He is a small-school prospect who competed at this year’s Senior Bowl with some of the best players in the country.

He projects as a hybrid linebacker at the next level thanks to his impressive combination of size and speed. He has elite closing speed on the ball and is an enforcer in the run game. Chinn definitely knows how to lay the wood on a ball-carrier over the middle. He also excels at timing his blitzes and getting to the quarterback.

Of course, the level of competition is always going to be mentioned in his reports. He was a standout on a field full of non-NFL talents.

Chinn is also a bit stiff in coverage and he struggles to flip his hips down the field. His instincts in pass coverage are not nearly as impressive as they are in run support. While he has a great blend of tools, his positional fit is very questionable.

If Jayron Kearse is not back with the Vikings in 2020, Chinn is a guy who can potentially fulfill a similar role. Kyle Dugger is the small-school safety getting all the attention right now, but Chinn has a chance to be a really good player in the NFL as well.