Let's talk about K'Lavon Chaisson

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I heard someone being skeptical about Andrew Thomas handling speedy pass rushers, he has quick feet, definitely not a concern, he is pretty good
 

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I’m a huge LSU fan and he did nothing all year then had a huge playoff.

I’m not impressed by him

Yes but he put a great short stretch
He is a first rounder cause of his potential
About production should be a third fourth round pick
 

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Could be an option if we trade down. I would take him over Gross-Matos.

Is it just me...but I REALLY don't like to see a player responding to people's criticisms about their game on twitter. I know we're all bored right now...but how about a little humility? So someone says you need to develop more pass rush moves...so what? You need to respond and post videos trying to prove them wrong? You're about to be a millionaire professional football player, you better get used to critique.

I also am really starting to sour on the Sideline Speech Yeller types. It just reminds me too much of Jamies Winston, who I said from day 1 was a fraud, a thief, and a highly overrated FB players. Give me a QB with quiet confidence that will talk to his guys without trying to get it on camera...(KM)
 

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Good players look better on great teams. He could be one of those. Same reasoning I use for Alabama players.

i.e. Does Tua look great because of his WRs RBs, etc or do his WRs look great because of him? That is the Joel Klatt theory.
 

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Could be an option if we trade down. I would take him over Gross-Matos.

Is it just me...but I REALLY don't like to see a player responding to people's criticisms about their game on twitter. I know we're all bored right now...but how about a little humility? So someone says you need to develop more pass rush moves...so what? You need to respond and post videos trying to prove them wrong? You're about to be a millionaire professional football player, you better get used to critique.

I also am really starting to sour on the Sideline Speech Yeller types. It just reminds me too much of Jamies Winston, who I said from day 1 was a fraud, a thief, and a highly overrated FB players. Give me a QB with quiet confidence that will talk to his guys without trying to get it on camera...(KM)

hmmmm
 

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2020 NFL Draft: Prospect-pro comparisons for top pass rushers
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  • By Gil Brandt
  • NFL Media senior analyst
  • Published: April 2, 2020 at 03:23 p.m.
  • Updated: April 3, 2020 at 06:46 p.m.
Pass-rushing prospects should ideally possess the following four key traits, which have historically led to success at the NFL level, with the best NFL examples of each trait listed in parentheses:

-- First-step quickness (Khalil Mack): The ability to get off the ball quickly and beat the blocker.

-- Bend (Dwight Freeney): The ability to get low on the path to the quarterback and maintain balance. In his heyday, Freeney almost looked like he was perpendicular to the ground at times.

-- Ability to convert speed to power (J.J. Watt): After using speed to beat the blocker, it is important to convert that speed to the power that the pass rusher must bring to bear on their target.

-- Feel for depth (Michael Strahan): This trait prevents the pass rusher from running past the quarterback, and from allowing the offensive tackle to drive the pass rusher behind the quarterback.

Before we dig into the comparisons for my top five pass rushers, here are some quick notes explaining the absence of two prospects you might be expecting to see. A.J. Epenesa accomplished a lot at the college level, leaving Iowa with 26.5 sacks, but I don't really see any of the traits in him that you want in a pass-rushing prospect. And James Lynch is an enigma to me; I think he's been able to produce at Baylor because of his competitiveness, but again, he doesn't seem to have the traits needed for NFL success, and I'm not sure his competitiveness will be enough to close that gap.

1) Chase Young, Ohio State


Pro comparison: Michael Strahan (141.5 career sacks, 854 tackles, 131 tackles for loss in 15 seasons, 1993-2007).

The athletic Young is a difference-maker as a pass-rusher, having collected 31 sacks in 23 starts over three seasons at Ohio State. And he also has the strength to stop the run, as reflected in his 42.5 tackles for loss. Young really possesses all four of the key traits needed for pass-rushing success at the NFL level, and the comparison to Strahan, who reached the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro after 15 seasons with the Giants (and who holds the single-season sack record, with 22.5 in 2001), should give you an idea of the impact Young could have in his career.

2) K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU


Pro comparison: DeMarcus Ware (138.5 career sacks, 654 tackles, 171 tackles for loss in 12 seasons, 2005-2016).

While we don't have any measurables on Chaisson, who did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine, all you have to do when considering his pro potential is zero in on his ability to rush the passer, as seen specifically in the tape of him against Alabama and how well he played against Oklahoma in the College Football Playoffs. Don't be misled by Chaisson's apparent lack of productivity at LSU (9.5 sacks in three years); I think he's a better player than fellow LSU product Danielle Hunter, who has made it to two Pro Bowls while amassing 54.5 sacks in five seasons with the Vikings. Chaisson looks like the kind of basketball player-esque pass rusher who can bend, turn the corner and get after the quarterback because of his athleticism. I see him as being similar to Ware, who excelled at getting off quickly.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...-prospectpro-comparisons-for-top-pass-rushers
 

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Nice to see Brandt make the Chaisson-Ware comparison. I was just thinking the same thing and pulled up Ware’s combine.

I’m guessing Chaisson would have tested similarly athletically:

6’ 4”
251lbs
4.56 40
38.5 in vert
10’ 2in broad
4.07 20 yd shuttle
27 reps
 

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Brandt seems to be saying Chaisson is either as good or better than Young. Ware is better than Strahan.
 
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