16. Draft Steal
Many people regard Brady as the biggest draft steal ever. In comparison, Rodgers was a bonafide contender for the No.1 pick. It was a surprise in 2005 when the 49ers chose Alex Smith instead. But Rodgers still went late in the first round. This was always going to be the case because of his college reputation. Famously, Brady was the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2000 draft.
This was insane because nobody had any expectations for him. He started his career as a fourth-stringer but quickly became Drew Bledsoe’s backup. Then he took over as the starter and the rest is history. It’s wild because it was so unlikely. That’s why his career will always outclass Rodgers’. This type of story is straight from a fairytale. But Brady proved it can be a reality (via CBS Sports).