I mean if the NFL didn't know where he was going to be drafted, why would they send one of their best writers in Michael Silver to cover the Rams draft from the war room? Jeff fisher is also head of the NFL Competition Committee and has close ties to Roger Goodell
Look at Sam's numbers at the combine and how he did at the senior bowl. He jumped a vertical of 25 inches at the combine. That is the level of a morbidly overweight, out of shape RT. That number would be dead last amongst the QBs at the combine. His shuttle time was dead last amongst DEs, and by a substantial margin. He was second to last in the bench press. Taking the combo stats of speed, strength, explosiveness into account, and the struggle of the Senior Bowl week, he should not have been drafted.