4 players Jacksonville Jaguars could’ve had instead of K’Lavon Chaisson

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson #45 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson #45 (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars had their fair share of options in 2020’s draft.

Who doesn’t like to watch the NFL Draft? Heading into the players’ selection process, we get to learn about the new batch of prospects who will play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the team ends up choosing players we didn’t foresee them picking, the additions always inject a dose of fresh air into the organization.

This year’s draft was especially important as the team had parted ways with some of their core playmakers before the process. Back in 2019, the ‘Jags’ traded All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a first-round selection. Moreover, they sent defensive end Calais Campbell packing to the Baltimore Ravens and received a fifth-round pick in return.

Ramsey’s and Campbell’s departure created a void on the Jaguars the team’s brass needed to fill with 2020 draft picks as they took a passive approach this past free-agency period. General manager David Caldwell knew he needed to allocate some draft picks to the defense, so it wasn’t surprising to see this Jacksonville team draft cornerback C.J. Henderson with the ninth overall selection and K’Lavon Chaisson with the 20th pick of the first round.

At the moment, we didn’t know what to expect from either choice but we have now seen have both fared in the NFL. While Henderson has been solid, Chaisson has had a harder time becoming a key contributor on defense. Even though it’s too early to call him a bust, the team’s brass surely expected more from him and in retrospect, they could have drafted these players instead of the LSU standout.