I don’t see a lot of folks that love him here, but I’ve got no problem going out on a bit of a limb. His place in the draft is also at an area we’ve rarely discussed moving to, so maybe that’s more the reason for much enthusiasm about the guy. Me, I’m sold. He’s the second best pass rusher in the draft, and several picks better than Gross-Matos who is likely #3. I think if Chaisson was 6’5, he’s a top 5 pick for us there. But he’s 6’3. Which is also the exact height of our prior and penciled in JACK LB. Collins moves to WILL, Jones to bench.
JACK is the best way IMO to get a starting pass rusher, of the highest caliber possible in this particular draft. 4-3 DE types are absolute crap in this draft. So trying to get a pass rush from a starting DE in this draft is going to take a leap of faith, starting with Gross-Matos and getting worse trait/production wise from there.
The second best way to get a pass rush in this draft is 3t DT. Fortunately the draft is quite deep here. Kinlaw, Blacklock, Madubuike, Gallimore, Elliott off the top of my head. We have Hand and this is the same role he plays in this defense. When healthy he isn’t a guy you’d prefer to be sitting a lot. So if say you get Madubuike, who I love trait wise in the 2nd round. He’s a guy that’s probably going to rotate out quite a bit, whether we are going heavy, or if Hand is playing his snaps.
So back to going Chaisson. He’s good and experienced at dropping in coverage. So when we go to Nickle, you don’t have to pull him off the field, even in longer yardage situations, it you want to zone blitz. Patricia loads the box up all the time, then everyone but 3 or 4 end up dropping, but at different spots. Adding a guy like Chaisson who can blitz off the edge or drop or cover the flat like he can, would be a great pick for us. Like I’ve said, this will be our best chance at a pass rush impact (Kinlaw/Gross-Matos are in the conversation) if no Young. The big question is to me, is at what point do we go “great pick” and not throw TV’s out the window??