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Draft Day for Michael Sam

Michael Sam will learn the next step of his NFL future on the final draft day, as most prognosticators have projected.

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Joe Robbins

It's Draft Day for openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. What are the chances he gets selected today? I say it's 99.9%. Nate Silver says it's 50%. Nine defensive ends have been selected already in the Draft. Sam is rated around mid-teens at his position by most. I like his chances.

Either way, in eight hours we'll know if he was drafted or not.

You can tune into the draft now live on NFL Network and ESPN. ESPN showed a peek into Sam's draft room a few minutes ago.

What some people are saying about the draft:

NFL draft panel: Where will Michael Sam get drafted?
USA TODAY Sports NFL writers Chris Strauss, Jarrett Bell and Lorenzo Reyes break down some of the biggest topics heading into Day 2 of the NFL draft.

Michael Sam: NFL draft decision arrives for first openly gay player
Michael Sam will learn his fate in the NFL on Saturday. Will he be the first openly gay player drafted into the league or will he have to hope that a team signs him as an undrafted free agent?

Michael Sam Is Ready For The NFL But Is It Ready For Him?
Michael Sam is ready to make his NFL dream a reality. But is the NFL ready to embrace the reality of Michael Sam?

Falcons need a pass rusher still? Michael Sam is available | Atlanta Falcons blog
FLOWERY BRANCH – Through the three rounds of the NFL draft, the Falcons have failed to fill a major need: Pass rusher. Their attempts to trade up in the first round for South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and for Auburn’s Dee Ford were unsuccessful.

2014 NFL Draft: Decision Day for Michael Sam - ABC News
Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam. The NFL draft will conclude with Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, and when and if Sam is selected is sure to be the most significant development.

NFL Draft 2014: Teams seeking to land Michael Sam on final day of draft 'limited to around eight' | NJ.com
Sam has gone undrafted through the first two days of the NFL Draft.