The first-round picks from Tom Brady's infamous 2000 NFL Draft

What has become of them
Stop me if you've heard this one before: At the 2000 NFL Draft, 198 players were drafted into the NFL — including six quarterbacks — before the New England Patriots used their sixth-round pick on a quarterback out of Michigan named Tom Brady.

You don't need to have strong opinions on Deflategate or the Ideal Gas Law to know this. By now the 2000 NFL Draft is firmly ingrained in sports mythology.

But the story of Tom Brady falling to the sixth round often centers around quarterbacks and overlooks the otherwise extremely talented 2000 draft class. After all, not every team needed a quarterback that year, and many of the players that teams picked turned out to be franchise legends.

Some players drafted in the first round of the 2000 draft went on to win Super Bowls and become MVPs. Others have gone on to coach youth football, head their alma mater's business-development departments, and even start their own eco-friendly kids app.

Here is every player selected in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft — the infamous Tom Brady Draft — and what has become of them.

The Browns picked Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown with the first pick in the draft.

Brown is widely considered one of the biggest draft busts of all time. He lasted until 2005, but never lived up to the hype he had coming out of college. He now does missionary work in the Dominican Republic.

The Redskins had the 2nd and 3rd picks. They drafted Penn State LB LaVar Arrington second overall — the only time in history that the first two players selected overall were from Penn State.

Arrington retired in 2007. His retirement life has been prolific — he's an analyst on the NFL Network and founded his own football training-equipment company, Xtreme Procision.

The Redskins used the 3rd overall pick on Alabama OT Chris Samuels.

Samuels enjoyed a successful career, garnering all-pro honors in 2001 and making six total Pro Bowls. He retired in 2010, and this year he is the head football coach at Osbourn High School in Manassas, Virginia.

The Bengals selected Peter Warrick, a wide receiver out of Florida State, with the 4th overall pick.

Warrick lasted six seasons in the NFL, and then bounced around indoor football leagues and the CFL. He's now a WR coach at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia.

With the fifth pick, the Ravens drafted running back Jamal Lewis out of Tennessee. In 2003, Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards, the third-most in NFL history. His 295-yard game was the single-game record until Adrian Peterson ran for 296 yards in 2007.

Lewis's retirement has been marred by financial trouble. Last February, he sold his Super Bowl ring for over $50,000 at an auction.

The Eagles used the 6th pick on FSU defensive lineman Corey Simon.

Simon retired in 2007 after eight seasons and a Pro Bowl selection in 2004. He lives in Centerville, FL, with his wife.

At No. 7, The Cardinals drafted Thomas Jones, a running back from UVA.

Jones played 12 seasons in the NFL, and now he's a budding actor. He plays Brandon — aka "Cutty Bro," Gabrielle Union's friend-with-benefits — on the BET show "Being Mary Jane."

The Steelers drafted Michigan State wide-out Plaxico Burress 8th overall.

Burress is best known for the 2008 incident in which he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York City club. In 2014, he appeared on the show "Celebrity Wife Swap" and is now an NFL analyst for SportsNite.

With the 9th pick, the Bears took New Mexico safety/linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Urlacher spent all 13 years of his career in Chicago. He retired in 2012 as one of the best defenders in Bears history. Afterward, Urlacher had a brief stint as an analyst for Fox Sports 1, which he's since stopped doing, he's said, to focus on being retired.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted wide receiver Travis Taylor out of the University Florida with the 10th pick.

Taylor played until 2008 but never quite blossomed into a star. In 2010, he spent a year as an assistant coach at Rowan University, and the following year returned to the University of Florida to finish his degree and begin a career as a coach.

With the 11th pick, the Giants drafted Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne out of Wisconsin.

In 2013 Dayne was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and, according to his website, is involved in numerous "marketing and charitable opportunities."

The Jets had four first-round picks in the 2000 Draft. They used their first (No. 12 overall) on Shaun Ellis, a defensive end out of Tennessee.

Jets fans will remember the Big Kat fondly. He played 11 years with the Jets and retired in 2012. He was named an honorary captain before a game early this season, and Jets rookie Leonard Williams wears No. 92 in his honor. He lives on Long Island.

The Jets used the No. 13 pick on defensive end John Abraham, out of South Carolina.

Abraham played for 15 seasons, including seven in Atlanta. He was arrested three times over his career and in July 2015 was arrested on battery charges for allegedly beating up a business associate at a strip club.

At 14, the Packers drafted Bubba Franks, a tight end out of the University of Miami.

Franks played nine seasons, eight with the Packers. In 2010 he was elected into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

The Broncos selected Cal cornerback Deltha O'Neal with the 15th overall pick.

O'Neal played in Denver and Cincinnati for the bulk of his career, before a final season in New England in 2008. He has kept a low profile in retirement.

Michigan State linebacker Julian Peterson was drafted 16th by the 49ers.

Peterson had a long and successful career in the NFL. He played for 11 seasons and made five Pro Bowls. Since retiring, he has started a production company with Chris Webber, and founded Eco Enrico, a children's app about a 12-year-old boy fighting to save the environment.

The Raiders used the 17th overall pick on Florida State kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Janikowski is ageless. The veteran remains the starting kicker in Oakland and is the Raiders' all-time leading scorer.

The Jets used the 18th pick on Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington.

Pennington played for 11 years, and now coaches middle-school football at The Lexington School in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Seahawks drafted Alabama running back Shaun Alexander at 19.

The former MVP now home schools his seven children with his wife Valerie at their home in Virginia.

The Detroit Lions drafted Stockar McDougle an offensive tackle from Oklahoma, with the 20th pick.

McDougle was arrested in 2007 for battery on a person 65 or older after an incident with the head of a landscaping company. He retired after the 2007 season and helps run the McDougle Family Foundation with older brother Jerome McDougle, also a former NFL player.

The Chiefs drafted Jackson State WR Sylvester Morris at No. 21.

Knee injuries cut Morris's career short. The wide out lasted just one season in the NFL In retirement, Morris plays golf with fellow former Chief Dante Hall.

At 22, the Seahawks took Wisconsin OT Chris McIntosh.
McIntosh has enjoyed a more successful career off the field than on. He lasted just 24 games in the NFL, but is now the director of business development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rashard Anderson, a cornerback from Jackson State, was selected at 23 by the Carolina Panthers.

Anderson lasted just one year in the NFL. He was suspended in 2002 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and never returned. In 2005 he tried to make a comeback in the CFL, but never made a final roster.

The 49ers drafted Ohio State cornerback Ahmed Plummer with the 24th overall pick.

Plummer played six seasons for the Niners, but only featured in nine of the last 32 games due to injuries. He retired in June 2006.

Wit the 25th pick, the Vikings drafted defensive tackle Chris Hovan out of Boston College.

Hovan played 10 seasons in the NFL. He's now the defensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Storm, an arena-football team.

The Bills drafted ASU defensive end Erik Flowers at No. 26 overall.

Flowers is considering one of the biggest draft busts in Bills history. He lasted five seasons and played on five different teams.

Anthony Becht, a tight end from West Virginia, went 27th overall to the Jets.

Becht retired in 2011. He's now a college football analyst for ESPN and hosts a radio show in Tampa Bay.

The Colts drafted BYU linebacker Rob Morris at No. 28.

Morris won a ring with the Colts in 2006. He's retired now and is an active Mormon.

The Jaguars used the 29th pick on USC wide receiver R. Jay Soward.

Soward struggled with substance abuse and only lasted one season in the NFL. Between 2004 and 2006, he played on the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, and in 2011 in the IFL for the Wenatchee Valley Venom.

The Titans drafted Syracuse linebacker Keith Bulluck with the 30th pick.

Bulluck retired with the Titans after a storied 12-year career that included three All-Pro selections. After he retired he got his MBA and is a successful entrepreneur. He also hosts a sports show on Sirius XM.

With the final pick in the first round of the 2000 Draft, the Rams picked Arizona running back Trung Canidate at No. 31.

Canidate lasted just four seasons in the NFL, three with St. Louis. Many questioned why the Rams even used their pick on him, as they already had Marshall Faulk.


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