No. 3 Jaguars player who must shine in training camp: K’Lavon Chaisson, LB
Even though outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson was a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, he has been the subject of trade talks dating back to last year. Looking at his production over the last two years, it’s easy to see why.
Chaisson was somewhat raw coming out of college and changing positions over the last two seasons hasn’t helped him one bit. Back at LSU, he rushed the passer from a two-point stance but played with his hand on the ground under then-defensive coordinator Todd Wash in 2020. He was a non-factor for most of his rookie campaign but finished strong, logging 21 total pressures in the last seven games.
The Texas native was moved to strong linebacker last year but he once again failed to make an impact, so he’s entering a make-or-break season in 2022. After all, there’s a point where players can no longer blame external causes for their lack of success and must do something if they want to turn things around.
With the Jaguars drafting Travon Walker No. 1 earlier this year, Chaisson will most likely have a reserve role. This isn’t the end of the road for him though. If he can make a positive impression on defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell, he could carve a niche this upcoming season.
Chaisson himself has said that watching the Jags draft Walker “lit a fire under him” and he will have a chance to burn in training camp.