The results from the NFL Draft are in – and Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round – the latest of any player who received SEC Defensive player of the year honors. However, Michael Sam was named co-defensive player of the year, so maybe that could be used to justify that he was not a standout player. So where his counterpart get drafted – C.J. Mosely – who shared defensive player of the year honors? Round 1, pick 17. The SEC offensive player of the year fell all the way to Round 3.
This article published back in February when Sam announced he was gay would seem to sum up reality in the NFL. Michael Sam is going to have a lot of attention on him, and the odds favor him making the roster based on past statistics. Hopefully he will be up to the physical and mental challenges he will be facing.