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Michael Sam has 2nd most popular rookie jersey

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 249th pick in the NFL draft has the second most popular jersey of all the players selected last weekend.

Michael Sam's Rams jersey was the No. 2 seller among rookies on NFLShop.com. Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted when St. Louis took him late in the seventh and final round Saturday.

The top seller was quarterback Johnny Manziel's. In fact, more Johnny Football jerseys have been purchased since April 1 than those of any NFL veteran.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy says NFLShop.com sold nearly as many for Manziel from Thursday to Sunday as it did for Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Tim Tebow combined during their respective draft weekends.

No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had the third most popular rookie jersey, followed by the other two QBs taken in the first round: Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles.

The jerseys don't ship until the team notifies the league of the number given to the player.

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