Tom Brady is the all time NFL Draft “Horatio Alger” story. As a sixth round pick, the New England Patriots did not expect much from him. No one in the entire NFL did.
Considering that the NFL Draft is only seven rounds long, at pick #199 he came very close to going un-drafted in 2000. Had that occurred, the University of Michigan graduate would have faced very long odds to catch on in the NFL as a free agent.
Of course, the history of football wrote a very different story.Follow paulmbanks