K’Lavon Chaisson declares for the NFL Draft

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Friday is the deadline for college underclassmen to declare their intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft and another member of the LSU national champions threw his hat into the ring before the window slammed shut.

Linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson announced his desire to kick off his professional career with a social media post. He’s the eighth LSU player to declare for the draft since the team won the title over Clemson.

Chaisson had two tackles in that win and finished the 2019 season with 60 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He only played in one game in 2018 because of a torn ACL and he missed a couple of games this season with an ankle injury, so he’s spent less time on the field than some other edge rushing prospects.

That hasn’t done much to ding the perception that he’ll be an early pick come April, although the pre-draft process could lead to a shift in that outlook.

3 responses to “K’Lavon Chaisson declares for the NFL Draft

  1. He sure has had some great results in college but for some reason he doesn’t pass the eye test for me. Just seems to slight of build to take on NFL tackles. Hope I am wrong.

  2. That makes 8 so far and they lost their DC and QB coach too! Not to mention Burrow graduating and likely going number one in April’s draft! 2020 will definitely be an interesting season in Baton Rouge!

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