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
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When the podcast host, J.B. Long, opens the interview for Byron Young to mention players whose performance in OTAs has been the most impressive, he opens with a discussion about Jared Verse. He talks about how Verse is coachable, shows up consistently like a pro, brings a high-quality pass rush, and how Verse is open to advice from veteran players.

He then pivots to discuss teammate OLB Michael Hoecht, a player that many fans do not necessarily hold in high regard. While Hoecht has been a member of the Rams football team since signing as an undrafted free agent (UDFA) after the 2020 NFL Draft, he is no more experienced at the outside linebacker position than Young. Hoecht has been tasked with doing the defense's dirty work so far, but managed to put up 6.0 quarterback sacks, 81 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, and 11 quarterback hits, and even broke up two pass plays, despite being targeted three times more than any other outside linebacker on the team.

I expect that new Defensive Coordinator Chris Shula will find ways to get Hoecht out of the business of covering wide receivers this season.

Young and co-host DeMarco Farr then switch to discussing how intense Jared Verse has been in OTAs. That brought out a new wave of compliments from Young, citing how Verse's passion and intensity are elevating the fun and intensity of everyone on the football field around him. Verse is a talker on the football field, or as Byron Young puts it:

"Every day he (Jared Verse) comes out there, like, you are going to hear him."

Rams OLB Byron Young

Iron sharpens iron. Jared Verse's aggression and passion is infectious, and it is already infecting his pass rushing teammates. When training camp begins, you can expect that passion and infectious aggression to take hold in the offensive players and other defensive groups as well.

The LA Rams front office has been spectacular in adding passionate players to this roster, and early indications are that they have hit the bullseye with former Florida State Seminoles pass rusher Jared Verse.

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