I had to go to cartoons for my daughter, but before I did, I got to see Michael Sam... and it makes me kinda sad. More and more, I think he came out of the closet because he was afraid he would go undrafted, and for good reason.
He is a project type player, one who doesn't get drafted, but goes on to a practice squad to sharpen skills he needs to survive in the NFL. He is too small for the NFL DL, though fine while in college. He will either have to bulk up BIG TIME in order to keep his college job, or learn how to go another direction besides forward.
With all the hope around the kid, I was extremely hopeful; my uncle is gay and was extremely excited about him. It was hard to watch his disappointment when he realized they might, just MIGHT have over-hyped his ability.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
~Napoleon Bonaparte on Politics