Jaguars: 5 players whose stock has plummeted in recent weeks

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Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson #45 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Jaguars player whose stock has plummeted No. 4 – EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson

Is it too early to judge the Jaguars’ 2020 draft class? The truth is that some of the picks have made an impact while others haven’t contributed much. While wide receiver Laviska Shenault is a key cog on the offense and defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton is an important piece of the defensive line rotation, edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson has been a non-factor for most of his NFL career.

The former LSU Tiger hasn’t missed a game but he’s not playing like a former first-round draft pick, totaling just 28 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, a pass defensed, and one sack in 20 games. Chaisson made the switch to outside linebacker this offseason. Instead of playing with his hand on the ground like he did last season, he’s now rushing the passer from a three-point stance. In theory, the change would increase his productivity but the switch hasn’t paid dividends yet.

The 20th overall pick in the 2020 draft started against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 but other than that, he’s been a rotational player in the Jaguars’ defensive line rotation. In four games this season, he’s played between 43 and 47 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

Chaisson finished his rookie campaign strong, posting 21 pressures in the last games. It was fair to assume he would pick up where he left off but that hasn’t been the case. He could get hot later in the season but he’s disappointed so far.