As the day dragged on, it seemed DE Michael Sam would likely fall out of the NFL Draft picture, but with the 249th pick, the St. Louis Rams picked Sam to bolster their pass rush. ESPN's video of the call from St. Louis saw Sam and company in an emotional moment, including Sam breaking down in tears and embracing his boyfriend Vito in celebration:
Sam becomes the first openly gay player in NFL history, and does so not far from his old teammates at the University of Missouri. Sam has plenty to offer the Rams' defense. Stephen White scouted Sam as "a certified beast as a pass rusher this past season" and a particularly talented corner rusher.