Analyst calls 2 LSU football draft picks “overrated”

LSU football linebacker Patrick Queen (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
LSU football linebacker Patrick Queen (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

One national analyst thinks two LSU football players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft are overrated.

LSU football led the way in the 2020 NFL Draft with 14 total players selected, including five in the first round.

One national analyst, however, believes two of those first round picks are “overrated”.

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell recently put out a list of 10 overrated first rounders and he included former Tigers K’Lavon Chaisson (selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 20 overall pick) and Patrick Queen (selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the No. 32 overall pick).

Farrell suggested that Chaisson is talented, but will struggle because he’s a “hybrid guy”.

As for Queen?

Farrell is skeptical because Queen only had “one big year of success”.

Why Farrell is wrong about LSU football’s Chaisson and Queen

I’m never a fan of saying a player will struggle simply because a similar player may have struggled in the past.

Which is why Farrell’s comments about Chaisson don’t make a lot of sense to me.

Chaisson is a freakish athlete who has all the tools to be successful in the NFL. He has an incredible first step and his confidence is unreal.

Not only can Chaisson get after the quarterback, but he can also effectively drop into coverage when needed. His versatility, combined with his ability to work off blocks at the line of scrimmage, makes him no-doubt first round pick. The Jaguars were wise to select Chaisson with the No. 20 overall pick. If the Jaguars are forced to trade Yannick Ngakoue (which seems inevitable), Chaisson will be more than a suitable replacement.

In Queen’s case, it doesn’t really matter that he only had one year of high production at LSU. That was only the case because of the incredible talent that’s in Baton Rouge.

Queen is already garnering some defensive rookie of the year buzz. Sports Illustrated recently noted that advanced analytics suggest that Queen could be the most productive defensive rookie in the NFL in 2020.

The former LSU linebacker plays with high energy, he’s diligent in studying game tape and he’s proved he can produce at a high level.

Another reason Farrell is wrong about Queen?

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, a hall of famer, was a big fan of the pick.

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When it comes to linebackers, I’m rolling with Lewis over Farrell any day.