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NFL Draft: Winners and losers (the college perspective)

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  1. RSSBot

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    Jon Wilner

    Initial thought: The biggest winner of the 2014 draft, is the NFL — and my reasoning has nothing to do with TV ratings/buzz/drama/whatever. Because of Michael Sam’s courage and the Rams’ bold, commendable decision to draft Sam, the NFL has been given a fabulous opportunity to show football and non-football fans alike just how progressive [...]

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  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I usually really like Wilner, but this stuff about Sam and the NFL showing how progressive it is is a bunch of fluff. The Rams drafted him because they think he can play. If he can't play, he'll get cut. Being homosexual didn't get him drafted, and it won't save him from getting cut if he doesn't play well. Progressiveness isn't an issue here. This is all about whether he can help them win football games.
     
  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    No it certainly did not get him drafted. There is an argument that you can make that it almost kept him from getting drafted, and had it that would have been the story, unfortunately it also wouldn't have been a huge surprise.
     

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