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I realize that Tom Brady was not projected to go in the first round or even the second round, but the Michigan quarterback figured to go somewhere in the middle rounds—not 199th overall in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
The biggest draft-day free-falls in NFL history benefited no one else besides Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots.
Brady is a three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has two league MVPs under his belt, as well as two Super Bowl MVPs. To go along with his accolades, Brady also holds several records, such as 50 touchdowns in a single season.
TB12 has a career 124-35 record as New England's starting quarterback, and he's posted a 96.4 quarterback rating while tossing 300 touchdowns compared to just 115 interceptions—he's only intercepted 2.2 percent of the time he attempts a pass.
As Brady went 199th overall, he may be the biggest draft-day free-fall, but he is also the greatest draft-day steal in NFL history.