PROS: Since he stepped foot on campus, Chinn has been a playmaker in every aspect. He has recorded at least three interceptions and five pass deflections in every season during his career and a career high during his final year. His turnovers aren’t right place, right time type of gimme plays. He’s making standout plays in coverage where he’s attacking the ball out of the air and winning the competition at the catch point.
Extremely heady prospect as a run defender and when in coverage. Operating in a predominant two-high safety defense, he’s outstanding with allowing the quarterbacks eyes to take him to the ball. Many of his interceptions have been a result of anticipating where the ball is intended based on the head and direction of the throwers vision. Possesses a quick trigger as a run defender and is quick to run downhill and fill holes.
CONS: Southern Illinois utilized Chinn in multiple ways in the defensive scheme. When he was tasked with man-to-man coverage there were some questions marks. There’s a severe delay with him timing of knowing when to turn his hips and run. He frequently allowed targets to eat up too much of his cushion before opening up and running alongside them.
Because of his challenges with opening up out of phase and running, there will need to be some limitations placed on his role within a defense. He’s not a safety that can be counted on to consistently hold up in man coverage, but he is able to play it in certain situations.