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Tom Brady Finds NFL Combine Shirt, Reflects on Proving Scouting Reports Wrong

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2017

Tom Brady didn't drop any jaws at the 2000 NFL combine.

He clocked a 5.28 in the 40-yard dash, the slowest among active starting quarterbacks. His vertical leap was 24.5 inches, an entire 10 inches fewer than Derek Carr posted in 2014 (h/t John Breech of CBS Sports).

He also gave us this legendary picture:

Good Morning America @GMA

Never forget Tom Brady, pictured below at NFL Combine, was selected in the 6th round, 199th overall, in the 2000 NFL Draft. #SB51 #Patriots https://t.co/TAM5YNKGmM

That sixth-round pick turned out all right, though.

On Friday, TB-12 reflected on beating the odds:

I found my combine shirt from 17 years ago and it got me thinking. This is what they said about me then..... Poor build, Skinny, Lacks great physical stature and strength, Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush, Lacks a really strong arm, Can’t drive the ball downfield, Does not throw a really tight spiral, System-type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib, Gets knocked down easily

As @edelman11 always reminds me ... "You can prove em right or you can prove em wrong!" Good luck to all of you this weekend!!

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