The 2019 LSU football team certainly wasn’t lacking in confidence.
LSU football’s Joe Burrow might’ve had the most swagger of any player in 2019, but edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson might’ve had the most confidence.
Chaisson, a former four-star recruit, sounded like the most confident player in the country this week at the 2020 NFL Draft combine.
The Houston native oozed confidence, saying “Let’s be honest. I am the most valuable player in this draft and we all know it.”
Chaisson added “I can rush the passer, I can stop the run and I can run in coverage with anybody…..Guys who say I’m just a speed guy don’t watch the film. I’ve got speed and power.”
The former LSU standout missed his sophomore season in 2018 with a torn ACL, but he rebounded to play in 13 games in 2019. Chaisson totaled only 6.5 sacks last season, but that can partly be attributed to the style of defense that LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda ran in Baton Rouge — it wasn’t an “attacking” style defense.
Chaisson has a ton of upside. His athleticism alone makes him an intriguing first round pick.
Early mock drafts had Chaisson falling to the end of the first round, but lately I’ve seen his name mentioned in the middle of the first round.
Getting after the quarterback is essential for success in the NFL. Landing a player with Chaisson’s potential and confidence would be a great addition for any team.
Chaisson was flying under the radar for a while, but I don’t think that’s the case anymore.