LSU’s Moss, Chaisson latest to declare for NFL Draft

Field Level Media

January 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm.

LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss, and linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday.

“After much prayer, council and thought I have decided to forgo the remaining year of eligibility I have at LSU to enter the 2020 NFL Draft,” Thaddeus Moss wrote on Twitter. “I have loved being a part of something as legendary as this 2019-2020 football team.”

With his family watching in the stands, Thaddeus Moss had two touchdown receptions in LSU’s 42-25 win over Clemson on Monday night in the College Football Playoff championship game. He finished the game with five catches for 36 yards.

The 6-foot-3, 249-pound Moss finished the season with 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns.

Randy Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, his first year of eligibility. Thaddeus Moss introduced his father during Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio.

Thaddeus Moss is the latest LSU player to declare for the NFL Draft. He joins linebackers Chaisson, Patrick Queen and Jacob Phillips, as well as safety Grant Delpit, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, center Lloyd Cushenberry and left tackle Saahdiq Charles.

Chaisson’s decision ensures the Tigers will need to replace their entire starting linebacking corps from this past season.

Chaisson announced his decision in a lengthy statement on Twitter, thanking the numerous people who impacted his LSU career.

“I realize I will never be able to fully repay the debts I owe my LSU family, but at the very least, I hope that I’ve made you all proud,” he wrote.

“Now, after three life-changing years, this once wide-eyed boy has become a battle-tested man. After consulting with my family and God, it is with great honor and pride that I declare myself to the NFL Draft.”

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Chaisson led the Tigers in sacks this season, tallying 6.5 to go along with 60 tackles in 13 games, all starts. He also had a team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss.