5 rookies most likely to end up being busts from the 2020 NFL Draft

K'Lavon Chaisson, Jaguars, NFL Draft
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4. K’Lavon Chaisson, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars moved to replace Yannick Ngakoue, who seems determined to leave Jacksonville, by selecting Chaisson with the 20th pick in the draft. The edge rusher contributed 6.5 sacks in LSU’s National Championship run last season.

Jacksonville needed an edge rusher since the team’s relationship with Ngakoue seems beyond repair. However, Chaisson carries a lot of risks.

Unlike Josh Allen, who the Jaguars took seventh overall in 2019, Chaisson never posted dominant numbers in college.

Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar claims Chaisson produced 8.5 sacks, eight quarterback hits, and 34 quarterback hurries during his entire college career. In comparison, Farrar points out that Chase Young tallied 16.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits, and 31 quarterback hurries in a single season.

Scouts love Chaisson’s raw athleticism, but he has an injury history and didn’t produce quality numbers in college. Chaisson also lacks a strong initial punch in the pass rush and doesn’t flash a deep bag of pass-rushing moves.

Jacksonville set the bar high for Chaisson, as he joins a team that employed Allen, Calais Campbell, and Ngakoue last year. With one member of that trio already gone and another heading out the door, Chaisson needs to fill the shoes of Pro Bowlers early while he isn’t a well-developed pass rusher yet.