Agent 0 already raving about former Seminoles teammate Jared Verse

Second year star Byron Young is already paying it forward with rookie teammate Jared Verse, and the results are already showing.
Los Angeles Rams OTA Offseason Workout, Jared Verse
Los Angeles Rams OTA Offseason Workout, Jared Verse / Ric Tapia/GettyImages
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For second-year outside linebacker Byron Young, the offseason was about two goals: Getting stronger and playing better at setting the edge. For many rookies who pivot to their second-season, getting home to family is vital to recharge in the offseason. But for the wiley new veteran of the Rams edge pass rush patrol, Agent 0 loves the Los Angeles Rams staff, and had opted to stick around the area and train with the staff.

The results? 260 pounds of fury crashing off the edge against opposing quarterbacks.

That's 10 more pounds of muscular armor. That's also 10 more pounds of power. And that guy is coming off an eight quarterback sacks, 61 tackles season, eight tackles for a loss, and 19 quarterback hits type of season. Can he outperform that impressive rookie season this year? Count on it.

What I am looking forward to in the team's 2024 defense certainly embroils how the 2023 rookies approach and show up this year. I for one expect to see big things out of last year's young stars. Nose tackle Kobie Turner and edge rusher Byron Young have become seasoned veterans on this team. In the absence of Aaron Donald setting the pace and holding everyone on the defense accountable, young standouts are stepping up as mentors and leaders for this team.

You can hear and almost feel the relaxed matter-of-fact approach taken this year by OLB Byron Young. If uncertainty can be embodied by stormy seas, Young is a calm, mirror-like surfaced ocean. It's that reservoir of calm confidence that suggests that the Rams defense will shock plenty of fans and analysts this year.

Now, let's break it all down for you: