The Bravest Man in the Draft Combine

Michael Sam makes celebrates with a teammate.  Photo by Denny Medley http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/10/22/2014-nfl-draft-scouting-report-missouri-de-michael-sam/
Michael Sam makes celebrates with a teammate.
Photo by Denny Medley
http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/10/22/2014-nfl-draft-scouting-report-missouri-de-michael-sam/
Michael Sam is Celebrating after making a big tackle. Photo by MU Athletics http://www.missourinet.com/2013/11/21/michael-sam-named-nagurski-finalist/
Michael Sam is Celebrating after making a big tackle.
Photo by MU Athletics
http://www.missourinet.com/2013/11/21/michael-sam-named-nagurski-finalist/
Michael Sam is warming up for the game Photo by G.M. Andrews http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/michael-sam-college-football-star-gay-2014-nfl-draft-2014102
Michael Sam is warming up for the game
Photo by G.M. Andrews
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/michael-sam-college-football-star-gay-2014-nfl-draft-2014102
Michael Sam celebrates after making a big play Photo by Chris Lee http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-sam-comes-out/college-football-star-michael-sam-im-openly-proud-gay-man-n26061
Michael Sam celebrates after making a big play
Photo by Chris Lee
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Michael Sam celebrates after recovering a fumble. Photo by Kevin C. Cox http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1898924-picks-predictions-and-prognosis-for-every-sec-bowl-game/page/9
Michael Sam celebrates after recovering a fumble.
Photo by Kevin C. Cox
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1898924-picks-predictions-and-prognosis-for-every-sec-bowl-game/page/9

NFL draft prospect Michael Sam is the first ever player to admit he was gay before going to the NFL. He admitted he was gay only couple days before the draft combine during a press conference. This is a huge step forward for the NFL and human equality in the U.S., However many people predict that his draft stock has dramatically gone down and some even think that he might go undrafted all together. He was originally predicted to be drafted around the fourth round of the NFL draft. Michael Sam has gotten tons of support from teammates and coaches from his college. His teammates are very proud of him for announcing he was gay. They had already known about his sexuality for about two years now and had fully supported him though out the whole time. His teammates did not look at him or judge him for his sexuality but instead looked up to him because of his determination and strength on the football field. I have not heard many negative comments or hate about Michael Sam’s announcement. I have only seen positive and supportive comments. This is an incredible step forward and it only goes to show how America is progressing as a country. The idea of equal rights is turning more and more into reality. Michael Sam has done a very brave thing but a result of his announcement could be that teams could automatically cross him off their list of desired players. Some teams would absolutely be a terrible fit for Michael Sam but other teams could be perfect. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.Michael Sam could be the first ever gay man to go into the NFL and if this is a success he surely will not be the last. What do you think of Michael Sam and where do you think he will end up after the NFL draft?

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