While the Jags might have not expected K’Lavon Chaisson to fill Calais Campell’s shoes, they surely expected him to pick some of the slack. So far, the LSU standout has failed to stand out and hasn’t given much playing time due to the lack of impact he’s had when he’s been on the field.
Against the Packers, Chaisson got 31 snaps on defense, 48 percent of the team’s total. The week before, he played on 18 snaps, 28 percent of the team’s defensive total in that game. So far, he’s recorded nine total tackles and one sack. That’s not the kind of production this Jacksonville team envisioned with they used the 2020’s 20th overall selection on him.
Nobody expected Taven Bryan to become an All-Pro defensive tackle. Nevertheless, they didn’t project him to have minimal impact in 2020. In nine games this season, the Florida standout has recorded half a sack and 11 total tackles.
The team’s brass will have to decide if they’re going to pick Bryan’s fifth-year option when the 2020 season concludes. If the defensive tackle keeps playing the way he has, the decision won’t be a hard one to make. Bryan could redeem himself in his fourth year in the NFL and prove the Jaguars were right to make him a first-round selection, but based on how things have unfolded, that’s unlikely.