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.
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.