5 players the Jaguars could trade for a decent return this summmer

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (45) at Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3 player the Jaguars could trade this summer: K’Lavon Chaisson, OLB

This list wouldn’t be complete without outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson, who has been mentioned as a trade target since last year. In fact, the Jaguars were reportedly close to sending him to the Minnesota Vikings in 2021 before a potential deal fell apart. Thus, nobody would bat an eye if the former LSU Tiger becomes the subject of trade talks before the start of the 2022 season.

A first-round pick in the 2020 draft, Chaisson hasn’t lived up to expectations, making 11 starts and recording two sacks in the last two seasons. Nevertheless, other clubs could see him as a reclamation project, which could help the Jags fetch maybe a fifth-round pick. The fact that the team’s brass selected Travon Walker first overall this year may make Chaisson expendable.

Having said that, the Jags should consider holding onto the Texas native for at least one more season. The truth is that Chaisson hasn’t had stability during his short NFL career and will be playing for his third coaching staff in as many seasons. Even though he rushed the quarterback from a standup position in college, he played in a three-point stance as a rookie, which in turn complicated his transition to the pros.

Chaisson switched positions once again last year; this time to outside linebacker. He still failed to make an impact and he deserves a good chunk of the blame for his lack of production. But Doug Pederson and his coaching staff should get a look at what Chaisson can do before the team pulls the plug on him. Then again, there’s a chance they don’t think he fits their vision and if that’s the case, they need to move on from him.