These Are The Best Players Drafted Before Tom Brady In 2000

Athletes | 3/6/20

Amazingly enough, Tom Brady has spent two full decades in the NFL. The quarterback, for a variety of reasons, lasted until the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. If every team had a do-over, they would be foolish not to select him.

That’s not to say this wasn’t a good draft class. There were a ton of future All-Pro’s picked and Brian Urlacher recently became the first member of the class to make the NFL’s Hall of Fame. Here are some of the best players selected before Brady.

LaVar Arrington – 2nd Pick – Washington Redskins

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LaVar Arrington wasn’t the first pick of the 2000 NFL Draft. That honor went to his Penn State teammate Courtney Brown. Arrington was, however, the first pick from the 2000 draft to become a star in the NFL.

The linebacker was an impact player for the Washington Redskins from the start. During his career, he made the Pro Bowl 3 times. In 2007, he signed a megadeal with the New York Giants, but tore his Achilles tendon in his first season, ultimately ending his career.