Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Massive Defensive Reload

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Round 1, Pick 17

DE, K’Lavon Chaisson


Chaisson’s stock has taken a hit in the month of March. It’s not anything he did…it’s more about what he hasn’t done. Chaisson is a traits guy. Since his college production isn’t great, he was banking on building his value through his potential. Having a jaw-dropping Pro Day was his vehicle for that.

As we know, Pro Days have fallen by the wayside in the wake of social distancing. Chaisson never gets to blow scouts away, and GMs are forced to pay extra attention actual college production. This could all work in Dallas’ favor.

K’Lavon Chaisson is a special athlete. He can do things others simply can never do. He’s the true fast-twitch explosive edge Dallas needs on the right side. He can explode off the snap and bend around the corner.

Unlike most dominant edge rushers, Chaisson doesn’t ignore the running game. He displays fundamentals and technique against the run, showing a keen interest in all areas of the game. His motor is non-stop making him an every down player at the next level. At 6-foot-4 250lbs Chaisson can play both RDE in a 4-3 and OLB in a 3-4. He’s the versatile chess piece the Dallas Cowboys covet.

It stands to reason, if Chaisson went back to school he’d potentially be a top-3 pick next year. At only 20-years-old (yes, 20!) he’s just scratching the surface of his immense potential.

A Chaisson and DeMarcus Lawrence duo would give Dallas one of the best pass rushes in the NFL for the next five years and allow Dallas to turn their attention fully to cornerback next year.