Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is as grateful as you’ve ever heard a seventh-round pick.
And he’s ready to pay the Rams back for their willingness to take him.
During his conference call with St. Louis reporters, Sam said he wants to prove himself worthy of his NFL selection, and bring some of the same kind of production he showed in college.
“I knew I was gonna get picked somewhere, and every team that passed me I was thinking I’m gonna sack their QB,” Sam said, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Sam said he was “ready to [bleeping] show the world that he is ready to work,” and apparently that begins with the Rams opener against the Vikings.
“Let me tell you something,” Sam said. “If we were playing the Vikings right now, I’d probably have three sacks.”
If he does that, he’ll prove well worth the gamble for the Rams, and add to already fierce pass-rush.