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.
“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.