No. 3 Jaguars player whose stock is plummeting: K’Lavon Chaisson, OLB
Laviska Shenault Jr. isn’t the only member of the Jaguars’ 2020 draft class that is at risk of becoming an afterthought this upcoming season. Outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson has been underwhelming in his first two NFL seasons and hasn’t done much over the last few months to improve his stock. In fact, his outing against the Steelers might get him bumped down the depth chart.
Chaisson played well into the fourth quarter and was a non-factor throughout the game. In spite of all the playing time he got, he only had one total tackle. This wasn’t an outlier though, as the player known as Swiper posted a combined four pressures in the last two preseason games. This is even worse when you take into account that he’s mostly faced off against second and third-stringers.
You could make the case that Chaisson has struggled to develop because he has played for three coaching staff in as many years but the same is true for teammate Dawuane Smoot, who is thriving in spite of all the turnover.
While it’s hard to see the Jaguars pulling the plug on Chaisson before the start of the regular season, time is running out for him to show he can make an impact. He doesn’t even have to become a 10-sack kind of player. He simply needs to show he can be an effective role piece in the Jaguars’ pass-rush rotation, and so far, he hasn’t done that.