This fierce edge rusher is growing more popular among Rams fans

Aaron Donald, Kobie Turner, Byron Young, Los Angeles Rams
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Devastation, incorporated? Chop Robinson plays like the Tasmanian Devil

It's tough to view the impact of PSU Nittany Lion's edge rusher Chop Robinson, and not smile at the consistent effort that blows up offensive plays. The fun part of Robinson when imagined in the Rams' defensive front is the ease of viewing his speed as a reasonable surrogate for Aaron Donald's speed at getting to the opposing quarterback.

He is the Eveready Bunny in terms of a player who keeps going and going.

When I see Chop Robinson play, he reminds me of the style of play of former Rams OLB Von Miller. Miller stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 250 pounds, can get as low to the ground as possible, and can make that hairpin turn to come at the quarterback from the sideline. Robinson stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 254 pounds. He can get as low to the ground as possible and make that hairpin turn from a Stretch Armstrong ability to bend.

But he has a long way to go to become the equivalent of Von Miller:

Do the Rams need a highly-refined outside linebacker who comes with all of the moves and techniques required to start, but who plays without passion? Or do the Rams need a player whose passion for the game fuels his performance, and who will learn and refine his game as the season goes along?

I will let you make that decision. Yes, he has bust potential. But he has one of the highest ceilings, and the team seems to be saturated with technique. Robinson continues the trend of selecting passionate players who are not viewed on par of more refined peers. The team has learned that passionate players have a strong likelihood of beating even optimistic projections.

If Chop Robinson continues that trend in Horns, he will push hard for 2024 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Based on the comments on social media growing more and more favorable over Chop Robinson, it's clear that he is winning over fans steadily. Does the Rams front office share their affinity for Chop Robinson?

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