Redskins: Five biggest risers from the 2020 NFL Combine
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – Southern Illinois S Jeremy Chinn and Lenoir-Rhyne S Kyle Dugger
This slide has two players, because both players fit the same specific category. Both are non-FBS defensive backs who produced at massive rates in college. And both tore the NFL Combine apart, from an athletic perspective.
Southern Illinois’ Jeremy Chinn, standing at around 6-foot-3, 215, had the most impressive day among all safeties, logging a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 41-inch vertical jump, and an otherworldly 138-inch broad jump. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kyle Dugger wasn’t far behind, logging a 4.48 40-yard dash time, a 42-inch vertical, and a 134-inch broad jump.
Both Chinn and Dugger have been mid-round favorites throughout the draft process, but now, there’s a very real chance that Dugger doesn’t last through the second round, and Chinn might not last through the third. For the Redskins, Chinn is an intriguing option at the top of Round 3. If they take Young instead of Simmons at No. 2, Chinn could provide similar value as a defensive hybrid with the athletic upside to move all around the field.
Honorable Mentions: Wake Forest DB Essang Bassey, Georgia Southern DB Kindle Vildor