Lawrence wasn’t the only Jacksonville Jaguars player to have a down day.
That’s right, players have bad days, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence wasn’t the only Jaguars to have a down practice. K’Lavon Chaisson had several productive practices early in training camp. However, he struggled on Day 5.
The LSU product got crushed in 1-on-1 drills against offensive tackles Cam Robinson and Walker Little, per Mark Long of the Associated Press. This really the first off day Chaisson has had in training camp, so it shouldn’t be a cause of concern unless he struggles in the padded practices. Moreover, defensive coordinator Joe Cullen praised the 2020 first-round pick just last Friday.
"K’Lavon Chaisson is playing fast. He knows what he is doing, so our coaching has done a really good job with that and the young guys too."
Chaisson was a non-factor early in the 2020 season but he finished the year strong, logging 21 pressures in the last seven weeks. The fact that he rushed the passer with his hand on the ground affected his ability to make plays. Nevertheless, that should change in 2021, as he’s making the switch to strong linebacker, where he will be playing in a more familiar two-point stance.
The Jaguars expect Chaisson to make a leap in production in 2021. Not long ago, he was named a potential breakout candidate. Cullen said that he doesn’t think the defense should have any trouble doubling their sack totals from last season. For that to happen, the former Tiger will need to live up to his first-round draft billing.