Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills wondered on Twitter Sunday night if Tom Brady is the NFL’s Michael Jordan.
Meanwhile, Dolphins safety Isa Abdul-Quddus saw no reason to debate: he proclaimed Brady the greatest of all time.
One thing is certain: the greatest draft choice in NFL history came in 2000, when New England selected Tom Brady of Michigan with the 199th overall pick, in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.
How great a choice was it?
Take a look at the players selected 199th overall since 2001.
(If you’re wondering, with the first pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected defensive tackle Ernest Grant of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Grant played 24 NFL games, with 18 tackles and 0.5 sacks.)
This is a photo of Ernest Grant celebrating (not as easy to find as #12, you know…)
While everyone waits for Tom Brady to get old and retire, he has suggested he feels great and has got plenty left.
The Dolphins haven’t won a single playoff game since Brady took over as New England’s quarterback.
Everyone seeks their own Tom Brady, as unlikely now as they are to find one in the sixth round.
Since 2000, here’s what teams have done the 199th overall selection:
2000: New England Patriots — Tom Brady, QB, Michigan; 5 Super Bowl rings, 2 NFL MVP, 12 Pro Bowls
2001: Tennessee Titans — Adam Haayer, OT, Minnesota; 20 career games
2002: Chicago Bears — Adrian Peterson, RB, Georgia Southern; 1,283 career rushing yards
2003: NY Giants — Willie Ponder, WR, SE Missouri St.; 122 career KO returns
2004: Baltimore Ravens — Clarence Moore, WR, Northern Arizona; 29 career catches
2005: Kansas City Chiefs — Khari Long, DE, Baylor, 1 career game
2006: Indianapolis Colts — Charlie Johnson, OT, Oklahoma State; 134 career games
2007: Miami Dolphins — Drew Mormino, C, Central Michigan; no stats
2008: NY Giants — Robert Henderson, DE, Southern Miss; no stats
2009: Oakland Raiders — Stryker Sulak, DE, Missouri; no stats
2010: Minnesota Vikings — Joe Webb, WR, Alabama-Birmingham; 8 career catches
2011: Kansas City Chiefs — Jerrell Powe, DT, Ole Miss; 12 career tackles
2012: San Francisco 49ers — Jason Slowey, OL, Western Oregon; no stats
2013: Detroit Lions — Theo Riddick, RB, Notre Dame; 1,410 receiving yards
2014: Seattle Seahawks — Garrett Scott, OL, Marshall; no stats
2015: Pittsburgh Steelers — Leterrius Walton, DT, Central Michigan; 6 career tackles
2016: Cincinnati Bengals — Cody Ware, WR, Ole Miss; 17 career catches
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