January 29, 2014- Sam Kahn Jr. of ESPN.com has Sam ranked as the 8th best player in the SEC in the 2013 season.
January 21, 2014- Terez A Paylor - In an article published in The Kansas City Star- Quotes are based in regards to his practices before the Senior Bowl.
- NFL Network analyst Charles Davis watched Sam, the 2013 Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year, dominate three straight times in one-on-one pass-rush drills on Tuesday and was blown away.“Pass-rushing straight ahead, (he) was terrific today,” Davis said. “I mean, they didn’t block him at all in those situations.”
- Mark Dulgerian of OptimumScouting.com was also impressed with Sam’s array of pass-rush moves, though he didn’t think they were particularly effective during the times he watched him in one-on-one pass-rush drills vs. backs, tight ends and linemen on Tuesday.
“He’s a good athlete,” Dulgerian said. “It’s just a matter of putting it together with the speed and the moves and being able to execute it with success.”
- Sam is the 12th-best outside pass rusher in the draft, according to ESPN’s Scouts Inc.
December 24, 2013- Nate Latsch- Fox Sports- He was a first-team All-SEC selection, the Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team All-America from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, Associated Press, America Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi and Hendricks Awards.
November 2013- Andy Staples of MMQB welcomes Sam into the top 50 draft prospect. Sam was ranked 19th overall.
Matt Richner predicts that Sam will be a 2nd round pick.
October 23, 2013- Sharon Katz- ESPN-
"Through seven games, Michael Sam has had more of an impact than projected No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jadaveon Clowney. "