Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • Tennis

Report: Four teams liked Michael Sam if he went undrafted

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

More Draft coverage: Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Big Board | News

Following the NFL Draft there's a slew of activity surrounding undrafted free agents (UDFAs). The 2014 NFL Draft was no different, although it would've gotten even more attention had Michael Sam not gone to the Rams with the 249th selection.

Had Sam gone undrafted, though, he would've garnered attention from four different teams. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Giants, Bears, Rams and Ravens all would've been interested in Sam.

The Missouri linebacker, who became the first openly-gay player on an NFL team Saturday night when St. Louis selected him, would've picked from "priority" free-agent offers from those teams.

Clearly the better option for Sam was to get drafted, even if he thinks he should've gone sooner.

The result of Sam's selection was an emotional moment on television and, quite frankly, a historical marker for sports.

History would've happened anyway if he was signed by one of those teams after the draft but it's a significantly cooler moment to have him drafted.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

September 16, 2014
Devin McCourty on the Doug Gottlieb Show (8:00)
1 September 16, 2014
Demario Davis on the Doug Gottlieb Show
2 September 16, 2014
The latest on the Adrian Peterson situation
3 September 16, 2014
La Canfora on the NFL's new drug policy


Most Popular Shop

Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Nike Platinum Jersey

Nike Platinum Collection
Get your team today
Shop Now