The bigs news of the week was Missouri defensive end Michael Sam publicly announcing that he is gay. On Episode 32 of the podcast, we took a close look at that story, how it developed throughout the season and where it could be going next. Sam has an interesting couple of months ahead between now and the 2014 NFL Draft and is expected to be one of the focuses of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
After discussing Sam's announcement, we did a live 2014 NFL Mock Draft on the air. We made it through most of the first round on the live show and did 40 picks total on the podcast. The entire two-round mock draft will be posted on the site on Monday. Here's the top 10. Listen to the entire episode below for the rest.
1. Houston Texans - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
4. Cleveland Browns - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
5. Oakland Raiders - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
6. Atlanta Falcons - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
8. Minnesota Vikings - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
9. Buffalo Bills - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
10. Detroit Lions - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State