Michael Sam and the Saint Louis Rams made history with the 248th pick in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but the former Mizzou standout isn't happy.
The defensive end racked up 11.5 sacks in his senior year in college football, and feels that he is talented enough to have gone on day one or two of the draft.
“From last season alone, I should’ve been in the first three rounds. SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-American,” Sam said during a conference call according to CBS St. Louis, adding that other teams chickened out on selecting him.
The frustration mounted for Sam as the hours and rounds passed by, but he felt he would be picked.
“I knew I was going to get picked somewhere. Every team that passed me, I was thinking how I’m going to sack their quarterback,” Sam said.
Sam did stop himself short from saying that teams passed on him because of his coming out though.
“You know what, who knows? Who knows? Only the people who sit in the war room know,” he said.
“They saw Michael Sam, day after day they scratched it off the board. That was their loss. But St. Louis kept me on that board. And you know what I feel like I’m a (Jadeveon) Clowney, a first draft pick. I’m proud of where I am now.”
Well Sam now has a chance to prove all those teams wrong, and quarterbacks best be keeping their eyes on the 22-year old in third down rushing situations next year.