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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:07 PM

If anything keeps Michael Sam out of the NFL, it won't be his sexual orientation

His NFL combine results will have more to do with it...and his numbers aren't great for a defensive lineman.

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/michael-sam?id=2543734

WEAKNESSES Lacks burst and acceleration off the edge to get a step on blockers and finish. Sack production results from effort and production flushed to him and is not creatively produced with savvy pass-rush moves, speed, power or bend. Average hip flexibility and snap -- struggles clearing his hips at the top of his rush and trimming the corner. Adequate anchor vs. the run. Is late to disengage from blocks. Does not strike with authority. Inconsistent tackler. Late bloomer who could require time to adapt to the pro game.


Their opinion: "Could fit most ideally as a 3-4 outside linebacker in a zone-blitzing scheme like the Steelers or Ravens."

Good news: He came to the combine at 261 - a respectable NFL size.

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jmowreader Feb 2014 OP
theHandpuppet Feb 2014 #1
LittleBlue Feb 2014 #2

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:21 PM

1. Sadly, I would agree

I actually watched him perform at the NFL combine. No vertical jump, no lateral jump, stiff hips, average speed. Great young man but lacking standout physical talents. Might get drafted as a special teamer.

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Fri Feb 28, 2014, 06:23 PM

2. Yeah I saw that

 

He's going to slip with that 40 time. 4.91 isn't very fast for what he wants to do.

On the plus side, Russell Wilson said he'd be welcome in the Seahawks locker room.

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