No. 2 Jaguars player whose stock has crashed – K’Lavon Chaisson
You never like to see players flop, especially when they were drafted in the first round, but outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson hasn’t done much of note since the Jaguars made him the 20th overall pick in last year’s selection meeting. The LSU product has suited up every game with six starts this season. However, he hasn’t had much of an impact and it doesn’t look like he will anytime soon.
Chaisson finished the 2020 season strong, logging 21 pressures in the last seven games but wasn’t able to pick up where he left off. Last year, you could pin his lack of production on the Jaguars’ defensive scheme. Back in LSU, he would rush the passer from a two-point stance but former defensive coordinator Todd Wash had him play with his hand on the ground. The new coaching staff moved him to strong linebacker this past offseason but the change hasn’t paid dividends.
There’s a chance Chaisson is a late bloomer and but he hasn’t shown much progress this season. At this point, he’s better suited for a rotational role rather than a featured one. The Jaguars will be in a position to draft either Aidan Hutchison or Kayvon Thibodeaux next offseason and if they do, Chaisson could become expendable.