By: Steve Johnson
K’lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU
6’3″ 254 lbs
32 2/8″ arms. 9 7/8″ hands. 79 2/8″ wingspan
DNP 40 DNP″ Vert. DNP″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 12 games. 27 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 pass break ups
2018: 1 game. *redshirted. 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack
2019: 13 games. 60 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 1 FF, 2 pass break ups
Accolades: 2017 SEC All-Freshmen Team, 2019 First-team All-SEC, 2019 CFP National Champion
History: Four-star recruit from Houston, TX. Attended North Shore High School, where he quit football as a Freshmen, to focus on basketball. Returned his Junior year, where he game winning tackle in OT for the 6A Division 1 State Title.
Strengths: Twitchy athlete. Great lateral ability. Quick feet, and great acceleration. Natural dip and bend. Has a nasty inside spin, he uses as a counter. Surprisingly good leverage on the bull rush, converting speed to power. Excellent range. Scheme diverse, could see him playing in either 30 or 40 front. Great character (LSU rewards the No. 18 jersey to a player with high character).
Weaknesses: Still raw, and working on his craft. Hands are active, but can be inefficient and weak. Liability anchoring in the run game. Average length. Tore his ACL and missed all of 2018, would need further vetting by medical staff.
Overview: An ascending talent after missing 2018 with an injury, Chaisson played his best ball towards the end of 2019. He’s an incredibly athlete, with tremendous upside, whether playing with his hand in the dirt or from a two-point stance.
Evaluation based on games. TEX 19′, Okla (Peach Bowl) 19′, Alabama 19′
Draft Projection: Top 15 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.62
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