Originally Posted by Foxboro Steve
They (scouts, player personnel, front office types) get in love with combine #'s and miss when it comes to work ethic and heart.
Or maybe Bradey was still developing both. Coming in as a 6th round QB probably was the catalyst to markedly improve his work ethic. After being called a game manager for a couple of years probably fueled his desire to become great. Surely Belichick's ability to nurture & develop greatness played a role.
Had he gone at the bottom of the first to the Kansas City Chiefs (an organization notorious for botching drafted QBs) we'd never know who he was.