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2020 NFL Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Draft K’Lavon Chaisson 20th Overall

Tiger pass rusher headed to DUUUUUUVAAALLLLLLL

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The Jacksonville Jaguars used its second first round pick of the 2020 NFL Draft by selecting former Tiger linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson.

After only playing in one game in 2018 because of an ACL tear, Chaisson came back and had a strong final season for LSU. Chaisson recorded 60 tackles, 13.5 for a loss and 6.5 sacks last season. Chaisson also wore the coveted No. 18 jersey.

The Jaguars made the 2018 AFC Championship game on the strength of its defense and it appears Jacksonville is trying to bolster its once fearsome unit. Last season Jacksonville selected former Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen with its first pick, and tonight the Jaguars used its first pick on Florida defensive back CJ Henderson.

With disgruntled Jaguar pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue looking to be traded, expect Chaisson to fill that role if and when Jacksonville deals Ngakoue.

Chaisson was the second Tiger selected Thursday night, joining Joe Burrow who was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.