2020 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions trade back in new 7-round mock

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LSU edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson
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K'Lavon Chaisson. 50. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Louisiana State University. Edge Rusher. 20. player

After gathering an extra first-round pick from trading down with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions first grabbed Kinlaw, the interior wrecking ball. Now, with their second first-round pick, they grab the slipping LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson.

Chaisson is a bendy edge rusher that is still somewhat raw, but whose potential is off the charts. Chaisson’s best trait is probably his quick first-step off the line of scrimmage, where he explodes at the snap and uses his burst to fly by the offensive tackle on his way to the quarterback.

He can also hold his own in coverage when tasked with that, which is more than can be said for their past and current JACK linebackers. There will be growing pains at the NFL level, but Chaisson offers the athleticism needed to eventually excel at the next level.

Chaisson didn’t produce at the level you would like to see him do so in college, totaling just 9.5 sacks at LSU, 6.5 of which came in his final year there. But he possesses all of the traits and athleticism needed to turn into a productive player at the highest level the game has to offer. At the end of the day, Chaisson’s traits will cause a team to take him in the first round and there’s no reason the Lions shouldn’t be that team.