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The Brandt Report

Top 16 late-round picks since the Tom Brady draft

Saturday -- April 16, 2016 -- will mark the 16th anniversary of what turned out to be a momentous occasion in NFL history: the selection of Tom Brady with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

In honor of this date, I've compiled a list of the 16 best players selected in the fourth round or later in the past 16 drafts. It was tough to narrow the group down, as we could easily expand this list to 50 players -- note that some recent standouts, like Panthers CB Josh Norman (a fifth-round pick), did not make the cut. Below, presented in reverse order, you can see 16 studs who were uncovered after the elite prospects in their class were snapped up.

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Gil Brandt

NFL.com Senior Analyst

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