Missouri DE Michael Sam could go undrafted, according to NFL.com writer Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout.
Evaluators are spooked by Sam's 25.5 inch vertical, according to the scribe. "That shows you a lack of explosiveness, which is going to scare a lot of people off," said Jeremiah. "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." The 6-foot-1, 260-pound Sam ran a 4.91 40-yard dash, only slightly above average for defensive line prospects. "He does have some good tape," Jeremiah said. "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."
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 08:59:00 PM