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Offline flowers

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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Sports/2014/05/11/Michael-Sam-I-Should-ve-Been-Drafted-in-First-Three-Rounds

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Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay football player drafted on Saturday in the seventh round, believes he should have been drafted in the first three rounds.

    Sam: "From last season alone, I should've been in the first three rounds. SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-American." #RamsDraft
    — St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) May 11, 2014

Sam, a prototypical "tweener" who is not quite big enough to be on the line and not fast enough on paper to be linebacker, was projected to go in the second day (second or third rounds) until he had some less than stellar pre-draft workouts.

Other players -- like Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who fell to the last pick in the First Round after being projected as a top-3 pick when he failed to impress scouts during his Pro-Day -- also fell steeply after their combine and Pro-Day performances though they are not often indicative of how well a player will perform in the NFL.


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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 12:08:27 PM »
It's not like we didn't already know he had a tenuous grasp on reality ...    :whistle:
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

Offline rustynail

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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 12:09:05 PM »
NFL, not for long. 

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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 12:17:10 PM »
So... now he's a victim?  Good grief, show some humility and get to work.  Try to prove you are worthy of making the 53 man roster.  Jeff Fisher demands it.
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Offline Dexter

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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 12:23:56 PM »
First openly gay NFL player...

gets drafted into the Rams.
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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 12:41:35 PM »
First openly gay NFL player...

gets drafted into the Rams.

Okay, that made me LOL.   :laugh:

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Re: Michael Sam: I Should've Been Drafted in First Three Rounds
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 03:12:09 PM »
This is really bad for the Rams. Now they have an openly gay player on the roster who has a chip on his shoulder. So, they have the tension of an openly gay player in the locker room, and cutting him will cause even more trouble. I wouldn't be surprised if the Rams don't win more than 5 games this year.


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