ESPN ran a show recently on Tom Brady when he came out of Michigan. The show talked about him being selected as a sixth-round draft pick while six other quarterbacks went ahead of him.
Bills General Manager Buddy Nix was asked during Tuesday's pre-draft news conference where the Bills had Brady on their board, but Nix wouldn't have knowledge of that since he wasn't in Buffalo at the time.
But Nix suggested Brady didn't scream future Hall of Famer coming out of Michigan.
"Have you watched his workout when he came out?'' Nix said, referring "You might have had him as a free agent.''
The workout Nix is referring to occurred at the NFL Scouting Combine, where Brady displayed a frail physique and had a 40-yard dash that was so slow it could have been timed with a sun dial.
Brady proved that greatness can't always be measured in shorts. Nix suggested that being slighted may provide the fuel that drove Brady and others like him to succeed.
"I think some of that might determine how good a guy does,'' Nix said. "Some of those guys that have a chip on their shoulder and they feel like they got slighted in the draft, I’m talking about when [Joe] Montana came out, but I know if they’re hungry they tend maybe to do better rather than coming out with the first or second pick and feel entitled to a job. It could have something to do with it. Who knows, good is anybody’s guess.''
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