The offseason exodus continues for LSU as junior linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson has declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft.

The leader of LSU’s defense could have returned for one final season but after helping the Tigers capture the national championship and with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda moving on to become the head coach at Baylor, this move makes sense for Chaisson.

Leading up to the season, Chaisson was honored by Ed Orgeron with the No. 18 jersey heading into his junior season. That honor came despite Chaisson missing nearly the entire 2018 season due to injury.

The 2019 team captain and First-Team All-SEC selection finished his LSU career with 92 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Following LSU’s 63-28 win over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff National Semifinal, Chaisson was named Defensive MVP of the game.

Chaisson is the latest player to leave LSU early for the NFL joining defensive back Grant Delpit, receiver Justin Jefferson, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, center Lloyd Cushenberry, linebacker Jacob Phillips, linebacker Patrick Queen and left tackle Saahdiq Charles.

He announced his decision with the following post: