4 biggest Pro Bowl snubs on the Panthers 2020 roster

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Jeremy Chinn – Carolina Panthers OLB

Another member of the Carolina Panthers that might have been worthy of a Pro Bowl selection is Jeremy Chinn. The rookie sensation has set the NFL alight with some dazzling performances this season and is a potential star in the making providing he progresses further in the coming years.

The Panthers made a bold move to give up one of their eight 2020 NFL Draft picks and move back into the second round to select the former Southern Illinois prospect at No. 64 overall. Judging by what we’ve seen from Chinn during the campaign, it was one of general manager Marty Hurney’s best-ever moves.

Not enough for Hurney to keep his job.

But this selection will stand the Panthers in good stead for years to come.

Chinn has made a seamless transition not only to the NFL but also to a new position after winning the starting outside linebacker spot opposite Shaq Thompson in training camp. What came next was beyond anything Carolina hoped for and has seen him emerge as a leading contender for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

If he doesn’t win the award, it will be a travesty.

The do-it-all defender has 101 tackles, four quarterback hits, two tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles, one interception, five passes defended, five pressures, and two touchdowns that came on consecutive plays at the Minnesota Vikings.

Carolina struck gold with Chinn, of that there is little doubt. If he continues this fine form with more experience under his belt, then a first Pro Bowl selection won’t be far away.