Michael Sam runs a 4.91 40-yard dash

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam ran an official 4.91 40-yard dash at the NFL combine on Monday.

Sam is considered a tweener for now, as he's either going to be a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker. His size could force him into the outside linebacker role, which would primarily make him a pass rusher.

That's something he does well, though. In 2013, he had 11.5 sacks en route to being named the SEC's co-defensive player of the year.

Sam has had a fairly average combine, though he's still projected to be a mid-round prospect. Sam, who revealed that he's gay before the combine told reporters that no team he interviewed with has questioned him about his sexual orientation.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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