Michael Sam Was Drafted By The St. Louis Rams At No. 249 Overall

Michael Sam 1Michael Sam is the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams chose him with the 249th overall pick in the 7th round. He will get an opportunity, which was all he asked for.

It’s not surprising Sam fell so far. He was a “Tweener.” He had to prove himself physically at the Combine. He proceeded to have the sixth worst grade among the 268 players in attendance. “Consensus All-American” and “SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year” sound nice, but mean little moving forward. His fellow first-team All American DE Jackson Jeffcoat from Texas went undrafted.

Sam’s selection is obviously a huge relief for the NFL. Teams taking risks and fliers on all sorts in the seventh round and not selecting Sam would have been a terrible PR blow.

Here was Jeff Fisher waiting for the pick to be announced…

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