Tyrann Mathieu hopes Kansas City Chiefs draft LSU edge rusher

Former LSU football defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is hoping the Kansas City Chiefs pick up another Tiger in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions, but that doesn’t mean they’re satisfied heading into the 2020 season.

Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is hoping Kansas City improves their roster in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft by selecting LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson.

Chaisson is forgoing his final two years of eligibility at LSU to enter the draft.

It’s hard to blame Mathieu for wanting Chaisson. The 6-foot-4/250 lb edge rusher didn’t necessarily light up the stat sheet during his time at LSU (only 9.5 career sacks), but his abilities are obvious.

As Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller noted, Chaisson has great burst off the edge, which should translate to future success in the NFL.

Unfortunately for Mathieu and the Chiefs, it’s unlikely that Chaisson will fall to the end of the first round.

Recent mock drafts have Chaisson as a top 10-15 pick.

Now, that doesn’t mean that he’ll for sure go that early. But it certainly seems that he won’t be around when the Chiefs pick with the No. 32 overall selection.

Of course, crazier things have happened. Sometimes players unexpectedly fall. Perhaps Chaisson’s lack of production at LSU will cause some NFL teams to pass on him.

A good showing at the combine, however, will likely cement Chaisson’s status as a top 10-15 selection.

Elite edge rushers are hard to find. Chaisson’s has the skills to be a great one.

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While I’m sure Kansas City would love to have him, there are 31 chances that he’ll be selected before they get a chance to draft the Houston native.

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