The Rams selected Sam with a seventh-round pick out of
Sam pressured and nearly wrapped up Saints third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin and got a hold of New Orleans running back Khiry Robinson at the line of scrimmage for his first NFL tackle.
A cheer rose up from the crowd of 54,850 at the
"I make plays," Sam said, according to USA Today. "That's what you're supposed to do.
Sam was the
The 6-foot-2, 261-pound defensive end came out to his teammates and coaches before the start of his senior season, in which the Tigers won 12 games en route to an appearance in the SEC championship game and a
Like many seventh-rounders, Sam is battling for a roster spot. The Rams have depth at his position.
"I was kind of nervous. I got some nerves out today," Sam said after the game. "It was a very good learning experience, and I can play in this league."