Height: 6-2
Weight: 261
40: 4.85
Year: 5Sr

Michael Sam

School: Missouri
Position: DE
Positive: Two-year starter named co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 after totals of 48 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 11.5 sacks. Junior numbers included 22 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Solid college pass rusher with a one-dimensional game. Intense, fires off the snap, and can bend off the edge getting up the field. Immediately alters his angle of attack to get to the quarterback and plays with excellent pad level. Explosive. Displays an inside move and works his hands to come free. A terrific pass rusher out of a three-point stance. Sells out to make plays, loses little momentum altering his angle of attack, and gets to the action up the field or laterally. Relatively instinctive and quickly locates the ball.
Negative: Average athlete with limited long speed. Lacks size and strength at the point of attack. Average run defender.
Analysis: Sam was a terrific college pass rusher but is a classic "tweener" for the next level; he lacks the size to be an every-down defensive end, and shows limited ability playing in space at linebacker. Sam should have opportunities at the next level as a designated pass rusher as his intensity and approach to the game should also help him make a splash on special teams.

Updated 4/28
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11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr