There’s a lot of mock drafts floating around out there right now and most of them have the Tennessee Titans selecting an edge rusher in the first round.
So it’s not a surprise that the Pro Football Focus mock draft 2.0 also has the Titans taking a player that could upgrade their pass rush.
PFF has the Titans taking LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson with the No. 29 overall selection.
Here’s what they say about the pick:
Any edge talent will do here for the Titans to pair with Harold Landry. Chaisson’s athleticism could be a weapon out of the gate for the Titans as he’s still developing his consistency as a pass-rusher. His 78.9 pass-rushing grade this past season was a career-high.
Chaisson’s stats at LSU were modest at best — he finished his career in Baton Rouge with 9.5 sacks over 24 games (he missed most of his sophomore season after tearing his ACL). But the Houston native is a much better player than his stats indicate.
For one, Dave Aranda’s defense at LSU wasn’t exactly known as an “attacking” defense, which likely affected Chaisson’s production.
And missing all but one game in 2018 because of a torn ACL probably set Chaisson’s development back a bit. He’s still a player with tremendous burst off the edge and good size/length.
I think Chaisson would be a great fit in Nashville. The former LSU defender has the raw talent to be a disruptive pass rusher in the NFL. Pairing him with Harold Landry would give the Titans a great edge combo for years to come.
Unfortunately for the Titans, I don’t think he’s going to fall to the No. 29 pick. If general manager Jon Robinson wants to bring Chaisson to Tennessee, he’ll likely have to trade up for him. Numerous mock drafts have Chaisson listed as a top 15 pick.
It all hinges on Chaisson’s combine performance — which could easily vault him into the top 10.
Robinson is anything but boring on draft day. So just because the Titans have the No. 29 overall pick doesn’t mean they won’t end up with Chaisson.
You never rule anything out with JRob.
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