NFL | Michael Sam not every-down player
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:18:08 -0800
NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock doesn't believe Missouri LB Michael Sam is an every-down player in the NFL, because he doesn't have a clear position. Mayock projects Sam to be selected in between the third and fifth rounds of the NFL Draft this year. "He is a tweener," Mayock said. "I think that's why people are having trouble with the evaluation. I saw him on the Missouri tape, then again at the Senior Bowl. What I saw was a guy that's a natural edge rush guy. He's much better going forward than he is backward. He's got a little explosion off the edge, but he doesn't have the length. So he's got linebacker size, but he's got the physical skill set of a defensive end. I think he's a tough fit."
Source: NFL.com - Chase Goodbread