Do you expect this Rams star rookie to lead team in QB sacks in 2024?

Aaron Donald, Kobie Turner, Byron Young, Los Angeles Rams
Aaron Donald, Kobie Turner, Byron Young, Los Angeles Rams / Harry How/GettyImages
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Our verdict

Kobie Turner was a force to be reckoned with. But when he is off the field, he is humble and lucid, displaying a true appreciation for the opportunity to play a game he loves. It's that willingness to learn more that will carry him to heights in the NFL that few have or will attain. Check out the interview below:

Turner led all NFL rookies in quarterback sacks, but you wouldn't know it from what he says and how he reacts. He is a full-fledged believer in former DL Coach Eric Henderson's DAWGWORK mantra. Take note of the way he states clearly that he believes in how daily deposits at training camp and practices allows great things to happen on game day.

Discipline, Attitude, Work-ethic, and Grit. Those are the four cornerstones to the #DAWGWORK mantra of the Rams defensive line. Clearly, Kobie Turner is on board. After all, it works for Aaron Donald, so why wouldn't Turner adopt the same fundamentals?

It was adherence to those principles that set the Rams defensive front among the leading groups in the NFL, and continues to do so. It makes sense too, as working now for rewards tomorrow is how many of us were taught and shown how to carve out our place in this world for our own futures.

In any other defense, I would say that he is a lock to lead the defense in sacks in 2023. But his is not any other defense. This is one that boasts rookie OLBs Michael Hoecht and Byron Young, and All Pro DL Aaron Donald. Still, he's led the team in 2023 under a more difficult set of circumstances. I believe that he has approximately a 50 percent chance of leading the Rams defense in quarterback sacks in 2024. But he will need to put up at least 11.0 sacks, and even that may not be enough.