Michael Sam is in danger of missing out at the NFL draft in May according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
Sam recently announced he was gay, meaning that if he was picked up he would become the first openly homosexual in the sport's history.
However his dream could be in danger after he put in a disappointing performance at the NFL scouting combine.
The defensive end failed to hit the measurables most thought he was capable of, and according to Jeremiah that has set alarm bells ringing ahead of the draft later this year.
"The number everybody keeps talking about is the 25.5 inch vertical. That is way down there. That is not good for an offensive lineman. That shows you a lack of explosiveness, which is going to scare a lot of people off," he said on "NFL AM."
"We talk about the importance of the combine vs. the pro day. He needs to jump better than that at his pro day or I think it's a real chance, you're talking about (a) seventh-round pick, possibly even going undrafted.
"He does have some good tape. I think he's a good football player. But when you don't really have the overall athleticism teams are looking for, and you don't really have a true position, which we've talked about before, it makes it tough."
Sam, who was the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior during his time with the University of Misouri, is certainly in danger of not having a team for the 2014 season, agrees NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Along with his poor effort in the vertical jump, the 24-year-old 4.91 40-yard dash - well back from the 4.47 seconds (unofficial time) that Jaevedon Clowney clocked earlier on this week.
Missouri's pro day - which could be Sam's last chance to impress before the draft - is on March 6.
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