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  •  I think that people need to understand (0+ / 0-)

    that anyone who is not a first or second-round pick is highly uncertain to make any team's 53-man roster. Straight or gay. So if Sam doesn't make it, if he is drafted and cut, people need to understand that that would prove no inherent bias (it is important since it is unlikely he makes it all the way to playing in the NFL).

    •  Actually on thinking about it, (1+ / 0-)
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      what you say makes sense and it is possible that some teams may be reluctant to draft based on the possible backlash they might expect to encounter even if  totally based on his performance they decide to cut him. I think it is a consideration some will carry into the draft.

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      by Pirogue on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 07:05:07 PM PST

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    •  of course even being picked in those rounds . . (1+ / 0-)
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      it is a crap shoot if they actually are any good at that level.

      The infamous example is the 1998 NFL draft.

      Peyton Manning was drafted 1st overall. He turned out be a great player(though as a NEP fan I would point out, he does a few limitations).

      Ryan Leaf was drafted 2nd overall. His career was shall we say not as stellar.  

      On the flip side, Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round of the  2000 draft. He has had a somewhat successful career in the NFL.

      •  Kurt Warner was undrafted. (1+ / 0-)
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        Every team in the league passed on a Hall of Fame candidate.

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        by Odysseus on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 12:17:04 AM PST

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