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3 Nov, 2017 · #1
He can play.That really is all you need to know about Michael Sam, who was released by the Rams on Saturday,but we'll further explain why the rookie defensive end deserves a spot on a NFL roster this season. The good news for Sam is he plays defensive end. The bad news for Sam is he playeddefensive end in St. Louis.MORE: Iyer on Sam's NFL option| Other notable cuts | 18-game scheduleSam's succe s at Mi souri he won 2013 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in college football's best conference was undermined by lackluster combine numbers. The Rams "took a chance" drafting him in the seventh round.The fact Sam played (and succeeded)in the SEC is important. His lack of size and speed didn't matter even in a conference Dee Ford Jersey loaded with NFL bodies and talent.Samunderstands angles and leverage more important qualities for a pa s rusher. And the value of good pa s rushing in pro football today is unprecedented due to the simple volume of pa s plays vs. run plays.Sam's chances of making the roster wouldn't have been a question on almost any team but the Rams, who field All-Pro caliber defensive endsChris Long and Robert Quinnin their 4-3 scheme.Sam's biggest road block wasEthan Westbrooks, a fellow rookie defensive endwho went undraftedout of under-the-radar West Texas A&M.How couldan undrafted player from a Division II school beat out the SEC Defensive Player of the Year?Westbrookswasnotonlythe best Rams defensive end this preseason, but his Pro Football Focus overalldefensive rating of 15.0 ledthe Travis Kelce Jersey NFL by far (No. 2 rated 10.6). He, arguably more than any player in the league, has proven his worth.But Sam's rating, 0.6, is impre sive too heranked No. 48 out of 126 rated 4-3 defensive ends with the median rating being -0.25. Although playing many more snaps, Sam's preseason performance ratedhigher than Carolina's Greg Hardy, Denver's DeMarcus Ware and his own teammate, Long, to name a few notables."I did everything I could," Sam said after St. Louis'14-13 exhibitionlo s to Miami. "Now it's out of my hands. I'm at the NFL mercy, the coaches' mercy. So we wait."The question becamehow many defensive linemen St. Louis wantedto keep on its 53-man rosterdue by 4:00 p.m. Saturday Mitch Morse Jersey which is not nece sarily the opening-day roster, by the way.If the Rams would have keptSam and Westbrooks, they would haveended up with 10 defensive lineman. That seems like too many, but keep in mind the value of an effective pa s rush. The Seahawks built their roster around it and throttled the Broncos' record-breaking offense in last season's Super Bowl.As long as you're not compromising other positions, there's no such thing as too many pa s Marcus Peters Jersey rushers. Fresh bodies rotating and splitting time allow for a relentle s, no-plays-off attack. The Rams feel they don't need Sam, but somebody else does ."I'm very confident I'm going to be on a team, the Rams or any other team in the NFL," Sam added.The Seahawks had 13 defensive lineman on thatSuper Bowl roster . There's plenty of room.
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