LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson has capped off a memorable week by announcing he will forgo his final two years of eligibility to declare for the 2020 NFL draft.
Chaisson announced his decision on Twitter:
Chaisson had a terrific rebound campaign in 2019 after a torn ACL limited him to just one game last season. Any concerns about his burst off the edge were put to rest with 13.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks to help the Tigers win the College Football Playoff championship.
Coming off the best season of his college career, Chaisson hopes to keep his positive momentum going heading into the predraft process.
B/R's Matt Miller has Chaisson ranked as the fifth-best edge-rusher and No. 31 overall prospect in the 2020 class on his most recent big board.
Miller had the New England Patriots selecting Chaisson in his latest mock draft, citing his "top-15 traits" and calling him "an athletic marvel."
Given the serious knee injury Chaisson suffered in 2018, NFL teams will keep a close eye on his medical check at the scouting combine. If he comes out of that with a clean bill of health, the Texas native could rapidly rise up draft boards due to the value of a high-end pass-rusher.