It may be hard for Chaisson to find any playing time in 2009. The Sooners will return super star ends Auston English, Frand Alexander, and Jeremy Beal and red-shirt freshmen R.J. Washington and David King are fighting for their snaps as well.
Chaisson is big and strong with an excellent frame, so a move to defensive tackle would not be a complete surprise, especially considering that he nearly already weighs more than current defensive tackle Stacey McGee.
Chaisson is a sack machine and the past two years in high school he has racked up 33 sacks. It is obvious that he will bring a big motor and a lot of intensity to the defensive line no matter where he winds up.
Pro Comparison: Shaun Ellis, New York Jets
Ellis is a player that could have played inside or outside in college, but then went on to star at defensive end in the NFL. This could be the path to success for Chaisson. Ellis racked up 60 tackles and eight sacks in 2008.
Justin Chaisson on His Strengths:
"I think my first step coming off the ball is real good. I also use my strength and can run you over. I'm hard-nosed. I go non-stop and I'm always flying around. I never give up on a play. I'm that type of guy.
"I'm trying to work on my hands and my footwork. Quickness is something you can never have enough of and I'm training hard to get better (practicing yoga and jujitsu)."
2008: After a successful junior season where he collected an astonishing 103 tackles and 23 sacks Chaisson was double and tripled teamed all year, but still managed to rack up 10 sacks and 45 tackles and earn the distinction of being selected as an UnderArmour All-American.
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