2. The Jaguars must decide what to do with K’Lavon Chaisson.
The Jaguars have revamped their defense this offseason and brought in several players that should have a feature role in the 2022 campaign and there could be up to four new starters on Day 2. On the other hand, all these additions could spell trouble for a few players and send them tumbling down the depth chart. Third-year pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson will probably be one of them.
A first-round pick in the 2020 draft, Chaisson simply hasn’t lived up to expectations. Right off the bat, he was pushed into starting role because the Jags traded Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell. You could make the case that Chaisson wasn’t ready for the center stage, as he went on to struggle early in his rookie campaign. He did finish strong, posting 21 pressures in the last seven games, but he wasn’t able to pick up where he left off the following year.
Chaisson will now have a hard time getting meaningful playing time due to the arrival of Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker and defensive end Arden Key this offseason. He’s played defensive end and strong linebacker over the last two years but hasn’t particularly excelled at either one.
While it’s too early to give up on Chaisson, it’s hard to envision him making an impact for the Jaguars in 2022, and might need to compete for a roster spot if he isn’t placed on the trade block.