One of the Eagles biggest need is a pass rushing outside linebacker. Trent cole had an average season but was inconsistent. The eagles could look in free agency for a player like Brian Orakpo but I think he would have to be overplayed in order for us to get him. So, we could look in the draft for a pass rushing OLB. One interesting prospect that the eagles could get is Michael Sam.
Most people have heard of Michael Sam because he is an openly gay player. He played college at Missouri and earned co-SEC defensive player of the year. He is very good at rushing the passer but is somewhat inconsistent which is a problem. At Missouri, Sam played as a 4-3 defensive end. He would play outside linebacker in our 3-4 defense but the question is whether or not he can cover.
I personally feel like Michael Sam would be a good fit I'm our locker room because I feel like we have a very good atmosphere in our locker room. I feel like chip would be a great coach for Sam and I feel like Sam will work very hard because he wants to excel in the nfl and prove to everyone that a gay man can play well in the NFL.
At the NFL combine, Sam had a very good interview and said all of the right things. He wants to be looked at only as a football player and not as a gay man. Sam said that he loves the game and that he thinks he could play as a pass rushing OLB and be able to drop back in coverage at times if needed.
I personally would love for the Eagles to draft Sam. This years draft kvass is very talented so I probably wouldn't draft him until the fourth round but would not be furious if we used a third round pick on him if we felt like he was the BPA.
Would you like Michael Sam to play for the Eagles?