Original 46th overall pick: Wide Receiver KJ Hamler, Penn State University
Re-do 46th overall pick: Safety Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois University
Out of every draft pick from the 2020 class, this was the pick that was the most difficult to alter. I absolutely love KJ Hamler’s potential and what he could bring to this offense in the future.
That being said, this draft class had tons of talent at wide receiver and talent that could be had later on in the draft. With the Denver Broncos selection of Jeremy Chinn, this defense would boast a young and playmaking safety duo that would rival the likes of every safety duo in Broncos’ history, with the exception of Chinn’s Uncle Steve Atwater and Dennis Smith.
I loved the idea of bringing Chinn to the Mile High before the 2020 draft took place, but unfortunately, he was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 64th overall pick.
Once I heard Broncos’ Hall of Famer Steve Atwater talk about Chinn on Broncos County Tonight, I had to do some digging on this former FCS superstar. I quickly became enamored with Chinn and wanted his bloodline to make a comeback to this franchise.
During the 2020 season, Chinn became a player that was trending league-wide as he scored touchdowns on back-to-back plays, as a safety! He finished the season with 117 total tackles, a sack, and two touchdowns during his rookie campaign. That was good enough to earn the respect of Pro Football Writers as he was named to the All-Rookie Team for the 2020 NFL Season.
I’d have full confidence in saying that the duo of Justin Simmons and Jeremy Chinn would be the best safety duo in the National Football League for years to come.