Jacksonville Jaguars: 2020 defensive rookies midseason rankings
The Jacksonville Jaguars could get even better production from this pair.
Cornerback Chris Claybrooks was the Jaguars selection in 2020’s draft and has been the most productive of the team’s late selections so far. The Memphis product has played on 35.25 percent of the team’s snaps on defense and 63.98 percent of their special teams snaps.
In seven games, he has registered three pass deflections, 14 solo tackles, and two assists. The Jaguars should keep playing Claybrooks the rest of the season to see what his ceiling is and whether he can be part of the team’s future plans.
The Jaguars expected defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson to fill the void Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue left when they traded them in the offseason. However, it hasn’t happened yet. It’s true that the LSU standout is learning the ropes, but it’s equally true that the Jaguars drafted him to play opposite of sophomore Josh Allen and wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage, something the team’s brass is still waiting for.
In seven games this season, Chaisson has amassed five solo tackles, four assists, and one sack on 52 percent of the team’s snaps on defense. If the Jaguars want their defense to play better, they will need better production from their second of their two 2020 first-round pick.