Rams select Jared Verse with 19th pick overall.

Rams select Jared Verse with 19th pick overall.

With the first ,first round pick of the Los Angeles, Rams in the Sean McVay era the team selected edge rusher Jared Verse with the number 19th pick overall from Florida State University. 

Verse the child of a marketing engineer and a United States Marine is a native of Berwick PA & Dayton OH.  Verse possesses an NFL ready body standing at 6‘3“ weighing in at 260 pounds of solid muscle he also possesses the speed necessary with a 4.5 40 yard dash & has a reputation of being a workout warrior with a dash of opportunist having once added 25lbs of muscle during the cessation of sports as COVID gripped the world back in 2020, all while using a home gym purchased by his father & eating meals cooked by his mother. 

Verse is an extremely high motor defender with startling power at the point of attack. He has an extremely sudden first step that allows him to often times overwhelm potential blockers. He possesses both the ability to set and close off of the edge and is a stout run defender. He can play from either the two-point or three-point stance adding to his versatility. 

Verse plays with a low center of gravity and possesses an elite bull-rush move that destroys the pocket wherever he is lined up. Verse is also extremely durable having played over 990+snaps in the last two years at Florida State.  Where he earned two time first team All American honors in 2022 and 2023. Campaigns that saw him post  back to back NINE SACK seasons along with a combined 89 solo  Tackles & 27.5 tackles for loss. 

Verse is also young man of high moral character and possesses outstanding leadership qualities. He will be a tremendous asset to a Rams locker room whom has just lost a legend with the retirement of Aaron Donald who is a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer & defensive tackle extraordinaire. Donald the unquestioned leader of this Rams locker room the last decade, undoubtedly be difficult if not impossible to replace, however this definitely is a great 1st step in the right direction. Verse looks to compete for the starting spot immediately against the incumbent Michael Hoecht who had six sack last season along with 45 tackles.