The Jacksonville Jaguars have drafted LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson with the No. 20 overall pick and their second pick of the first round.
You might remember Chaisson as the prospect working out in a Jaguars shirt a few weeks ago.
K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU
If a team wants to use him strictly as an edge rusher, I think he could handle it full time. Chaisson is strong, powerful, and was able to hold his ground better than I anticipated a player his size being able to. He certainly doesn’t look in any way undersized when he takes on offensive linemen, and his ability to set the edge was one thing that stood out to me while watching his tape.
Chaisson didn’t just run around blocks all the time. He would get full extension with his arms and constrict the B gap inside to force the runner to try to bounce it outside, where he would be sitting there just waiting to take them down.
Normally I’m not a fan of guys who shoot up the field on almost every play because that can open up holes inside, particularly on running plays. However, Chaisson was so quick to react after he got a couple of steps upfield that he still usually found a way to get in on the play without putting the rest of the defense at risk.