Michael Sam, the gay National Football League draft prospect, is getting attention from six teams.
Sources told the Baltimore Sun the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and New York Jets have expressed interest in drafting the All-American defensive lineman.
The Ravens and Sam had a formal sit-down during the NFL Scouting Combine.
The Combine is an opportunity for college American football players to perform physical and mental tests for coaches, general managers, and scouts.
‘He’s been a good player, he’s been in a locker room,’ Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, according to the Baltimore Sun.
‘It’s what you, the media — what are you all going to do with him,’ Newsome continued. ‘Once he gets in and he can rush the quarterback and get the quarterback on the ground and make tackles, he’s going to be a good teammate. The biggest thing is how the media is going to deal with him.’
The NFL Draft will be held on 8-10 May. Commentators are predicting the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year could get chosen as early as the third round and as late as the seventh.