6 Carolina Panthers players whose stock is way up in 2020

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Jeremy Chinn – Carolina Panthers OLB

Jeremy Chinn was a draft gamble that paid off in a big way for the Carolina Panthers. The decision-makers decided to give up one of their eight selections and move back into the second round for the Southern Illinois prospect at No., 64 overall, which is one of general manager Marty Hurney’s finest achievements if early performances are any indication.

There is no getting away from it.

Chinn is a stud in the making.

Considering that the rookie hadn’t played outside linebacker before winning the starting spot in training camp, the biggest compliment one could pay Chinn is that it looks as if he’s been operating there all his life.

He is a relentless force at the second level who is not only around the ball consistently but also has a real nous for making big plays in critical moments. This has seen Chinn emerge as a leading contender for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and the sky is the limit for the player if he continues to progress in the coming years.

There was nobody – aside from Chinn himself – who expected this sort of immediate impact in Carolina and, simply put, the Panthers hit the jackpot when they brought him to the pros.