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Michael Sam thinks he should have been selected in first three rounds of 2014 NFL draft

Michael Sam thinks he should have gone higher in 2014 NFL draft Michael Sam had to wait until the seventh round to hear his name called at the NFL draft. (Ben Walton/SI)

On Day 3 of the 2014 NFL draft, history was made when the St. Louis Rams selected Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in the seventh round.

Sam will now begin his fight for a roster spot in St. Louis, but he will be doing so with a chip on his shoulder.

As far as Sam is concerned, his level of play and production warranted a selection in the first three rounds of this year's draft.

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“From last season alone, I should’ve been in the first three rounds. SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-American,” Sam said, via the Associated Press. “I knew I was going to get picked somewhere. Every team that passed me, I was thinking how I’m going to sack their quarterback.”

Of course, Sam's first big fight will be in rookie and training camp as he looks to find a spot on a very deep Rams' defensive line.

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