Here's why rookie Jared Verse can lead 2nd wave of Rams D dominance

After the Rams stunningly successful 2023 rookie performances, prepare for Jared Verse to lead a 2nd wave of Rams rookies. Here's why:
Los Angeles Rams OTA Offseason Workout, Jared Verse
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Rams defensive front is not the weak link many fear it to be

I may be an optimist, but there is no way that NFL analysts, pundits, or even casual commenters can view what the team has done to beef up the defensive front on this team and not understand that the group is both young and very dangerous. If GM Les Snead can find the top two rookie sack leaders in Round 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft, imagine what two rookies who were selected within the Top-40 rookies can do this season.

Best of all, they (OLB Jared Verse and DT Braden Fiske) already have the type of chemistry coming into their rookie seasons that can take several years for NFL starters to develop by playing alongside one another. Their ability to amplify one another's production on the football field caught the eye of the NFL's top analysts, Brian Baldinger, as he featured the pair on Baldy's Breakdowns. It's their ability to stunt organically that will frustrate offensive linemen for years to come.

But let's step back and take a more holistic approach to the new and improved team defensive front. Keep in mind that the team boasts a nose tackle rotation that will almost certainly include veteran Bobby Brown III. And you can believe that the Rams pass rush will be bolstered by veteran OLB Michael Hoecht and rookie tough-guy Brennan Jackson.

But beyond them, just take a gander at these first and second-year NFL players who will take on the lion's share of defensive snaps this season:

The Rams no longer have a wrecking ball who can blow up an offense like Aaron Donald. So the team will go with an army of jackhammers that will attack the entire offense simultaneously. How long can the entire offensive line hold their blocks with so many young, powerful, and passionate defenders are attacking from all angles?