Texans News: 4 AFC South rookies Houston should worry about
2. Texans News: K’Lavon Chaisson could cause havoc to o-line
The team that could have an underrated defense in 2020 is the Jacksonville Jaguars because of the fact the team itself isn’t being projected as being very good, but individually this could be a season for members of the Jaguars defense to grow.
One player the Texans defense needs to worry about is edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson of LSU, whom Jacksonville selected with the 20th overall pick in the first round. Chaisson was a highly regarded player in the draft process of 2020, and for good reason. While at LSU in his final season the pass rusher — who is 6’3” and 254 pounds — played in 13 games as a linebacker, where he totaled 60 tackles (34 solo) with 13.5 tackles for loss, and he collected 6.5 sacks. Chaisson also had two passes defensed and forced one fumble in 2019 with LSU.
Chaisson finished his collegiate career with 46 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks, along with four passes defensed for his career and the one forced fumble.
This is a player the offensive line will have to really keep a watch on twice a season, so the Texans news can’t be the Chaisson gains multiple sacks on franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, or that the rookie stops the rushing game of David Johnson when facing the Jaguars.
Chaisson is a player to worry about because of the fact of his potential while playing the edge, and if the Texans don’t take him serious as a rookie, it could be a tough two games in AFC South play against Jacksonville.