The St. Louis Rams defense has a real shot at becoming one of the truly elite units in the NFL next season. The pieces are certainly all there, and it's just a matter of the players meshing together and making it happen.
If the defense does in fact scrape the drywall of its sky-high ceiling, the Rams will have a chance to finally dethrone either the Seattle Seahawks of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West, which will result in the franchise's first playoff appearance in a decade.
That's how good this unit is—if the groups show up to play in 2014, the rest of the division could be in serious trouble.
This article will break down the starting lineup and depth of the ultra-talented Rams defense, allowing you to see which players are expected to get the most playing time. This piece will also provide a vague look at some of the different formations we might see during the upcoming season.