NFL Draft 2014 round 7 results: Michael Sam goes to Rams

Kevin C. Cox

The seventh and final round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. Among players selected in the final round was Michael Sam, who was taken by the St. Louis Rams.

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, as the seventh and final round just wrapped up. There were some big-name players still on the board when the seventh round began, and a few of them were snapped up before it came to an end.

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the No. 249 overall pick. Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, was the biggest story heading into these final rounds. Many wondered whether or not he'd find a team or if he'd have to shop his wares on the open market as an undrafted free agent. St. Louis already has an extremely tough defensive line, so Sam will have his work cut out for him.

We did finally see a kicker drafted, as the Washington Redskins took Zach Hocker of Arkansas at No. 228. A punter was selected back in the sixth round. Immediately after Hocker, the Detroit Lions took kicker Nate Freese out of Boston College.

Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson went to the Buffalo Bills at No. 237. This was somewhat surprising given that Henderson has significant off-the-field issues, and plenty of them on-the-field as well. He quit at his pro day twice and was suspended multiple times in college. But if there's a time to take a chance on a guy like that, it's in Round 7.

Here are the full results from the seventh round:

Pick Team Player Position School
216 Houston Texans Andre Hal CB Vanderbilt
217 Washington Redskins Ted Bolser TE Indiana
218 Baltimore Ravens Mike Campanaro WR Wake Forest
219 Oakland Raiders Travis Carrie CB Ohio
220 Minnesota Vikings Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut
221 Buffalo Bills Randell Johnson OLB Florida Atlantic
222 Jacksonville Jaguars Storm Johnson RB Central Florida
223 Minnesota Vikings Brandon Watts OLB Georgia Tech
224 Philadelphia Eagles Beau Allen DT Wisconsin
225 Minnesota Vikings Jabari Price CB North Carolina
226 St. Louis Rams Mitchell Van Dyk OT Portland St.
227 Seattle Seahawks Kiero Small RB Arkansas
228 Washington Redskins Zach Hocker K Arkansas
229 Detroit Lions Nate Freese K Boston College
230 Pittsburgh Steelers Rob Blanchflower TE Massachusetts
231 Dallas Cowboys Ben Gardner DE Stanford
232 Indianapolis Colts John Ulrick OT Georgia St.
233 New York Jets Trevor Reilly OLB Utah
234 Miami Dolphins Terrence Fede DE Marist
235 Oakland Raiders Shelby Harris DE Illinois St.
236 Green Bay Packers Jeff Janis WR Saginaw Valley St.
237 Buffalo Bills Seantrel Henderson OT Miami
238 Dallas Cowboys Will Smith OLB Texas Tech
239 Cincinnati Bengals James Wright WR LSU
240 San Diego Chargers Tevin Reese WR Baylor
241 St. Louis Rams C.B. Bryant S Ohio St.
242 Denver Broncos Corey Nelson OLB Oklahoma
243 San Francisco 49ers Kaleb Ramsey DE Boston College
244 New England Patriots Jeremy Gallon WR Michigan
245 San Francisco 49ers Trey Millard FB Oklahoma
246 Chicago Bears Charles Leno Jr. OT Boise St.
247 Oakland Raiders Jonathan Dowling S Western Kentucky
248 Dallas Cowboys Ahmad Dixon S Baylor
249 St. Louis Rams Michael Sam DE Missouri
250 St. Louis Rams Demetrius Rhaney C Tennessee St.
251 Dallas Cowboys Ken Bishop DT Northern Illinois
252 Cincinnati Bengals Lavelle Westbrooks CB Georgia Southern
253 Atlanta Falcons Yawin Smallwood OLB Connecticut
254 Dallas Cowboys Terrance Mitchell CB Oregon
255 Atlanta Falcons Tyler Starr OLB South Dakota
256 Houston Texans Lonnie Ballentine S Memphis

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