This fierce edge rusher is growing more popular among Rams fans

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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The road back to the Super Bowl

The opportunity to actually tune in for a Day 1 pick is a unique experience for fans. It's a bittersweet moment, a time to add a true starter to open the 2024 NFL Draft. But the fact is that it comes with a heavy toll. The Rams have lost perennial All-Pro DL Aaron Donald to retirement. So the opportunity to add talent has been tainting by the fact that the roster has lost one of the greatest players to play the game.

As much as Donald had done for this defense, and this team, the front office cannot simply stop trying to build the most competitive roster possible for 2024. In fact, the best thing that the players, coaches, and front office staff can do is to go out and win another Super Bowl in Aaron Donald's honor.

Impossible? I don't see it as unlikely as the team without money to spend or a first-round draft pick trying to turn around a 5-12 season to play in the 2024 NFL Playoffs. Yet, that is exactly what this team did. Now, coming off a 10-7 season that ended with a 7-2 run, the team has been restocking and upgrading the roster for another Super Bowl run.

The Rams will get more in 2024 from their existing pass rushers. That included ILB Ernest Jones, OLBs Michael Hoecht and Byron Young, and NT Kobie Turner. But there are opportunities for new contributors in 2024. This team has unequalled success at developing two Round 3 prospects into the best rookie pass rushers of their class. Now, the front office hopes that the tracks have been laid, and that the 2024 development of new rookie pass rushers can be equally amazing.

But who will the team add in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft?