4 first-round mistakes that continue to haunt the Jacksonville Jaguars

• These four former-first round picks are still haunting the Jaguars to date.

Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Taven Bryan (Florida) is selected as the number twenty-nine
Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Taven Bryan (Florida) is selected as the number twenty-nine / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Edge K'Lavon Chaisson, 20th overall in 2020

The Jaguars had two first-round picks in 2020. You would think that would be enough to help them steer the ship in the right direction after winning just six games the year prior. However, they somehow managed to squander both selections. While CJ Henderson spent less than two years in Jacksonville, you could make the case that drafting K'Lavon Chaisson at No. 20 was equally bad.

Chaisson was expected to join a pass rush rotation that included Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Josh Allen. In theory, he was going to develop behind the three but things took a turn when Jacksonville traded Campbell and Ngakoue before the start of 2020. The former LSU tiger was then pressed into action, and the results weren't great. He looked overwhelmed and finished the year with just one sack.

The fact that Chaisson switched to playing with his hand in the ground after rushing the passer from a standup position in college didn't help matters. Then, a new staff came to Jacksonville in 2021 and he returned to his more familiar two-point stance. Unfortunately, it didn't help and failed to make an impact once again.

Although Chaisson got a clean slate in 2022 when Doug Pederson became the head coach, he's been disappointing the last two seasons, registering a combined three sacks in that span. With enough time to assess Chaisson, it's fair to say that he's not lived up to expectations. Moreover, Jacksonville wouldn't have probably drafted Travon Walker if he had turned into the pass rusher the team envisioned.

Similarly, the pass rush rotation wouldn't have been an issue last year if Chaisson had at least become a solid rotation player. He's now set to become a free agent, and the front office will be tasked not only with finding an upgrade.