New Orleans Saints versus Carolina: 4 Panthers that can ruin Week 2

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Jeremy Chinn, New Orleans Saints
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Jeremy Chinn is looking at the New Orleans Saints with bad intentions.

Carolina’s safety Jeremy Chinn won All-Rookie honors last season, and he wasn’t even playing his preferred position. That should tell you how good Chinn is.

The 2020 second-rounder was given a personal coach last year to help him transition from safety to linebacker in Carolina’s defense, but he also played the inside and outside corner positions.

He’s been described by coaches as a “position-less” player, which basically means he’ll wreak havoc on opposing offenses wherever he plays on the field.

Based on his Year 1 stats, we firmly believe this to be true: Chinn recorded 117 combined tackles, two defensive touchdowns, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one tackle for loss.

The do-it-all defender will likely make an impact farther from the line of scrimmage this year as the Panthers plan to play him at safety.

Given Chinn’s high football IQ and precocious instincts, he could unlock even more of his potential now that he’s in the position he feels most at home. Plus, his athletic qualities seem better suited for off-ball duties than man-to-man slot coverage, anyway.

Chinn could be set for a Pro Bowl season with Carolina, and after a solid showing against the Jets, he can cause some problems against New Orleans in Charlotte this Sunday.

Callaway, Harris, and Humphrey better be up for the challenge.