Tom Brady is now the only player from the 2000 draft still with his original team
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Last man standing.
Tom Brady is officially the only member of the 2000 draft that remains with the team that drafted him.
After an 18-year run with the Oakland Raiders, kicker Sebastian Janikowski will not be back with the team in 2018. The Raiders organization let the long-time veteran know on Tuesday, which ultimately leaves Brady as the last man standing.
To put Brady’s longevity into perspective, here are some crazy bits about the 2000 draft, put together by ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
-Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown was the No. 1 overall pick that year. He played his last regular-season game in 2005 – as did Hawaii offensive lineman Adrian Klemm (the Patriots’ top pick), University of Florida tight end Erron Kinney (the No. 69 pick for the Titans) and tight end Aaron Shea (the 110th overall pick for the Browns).
-Linebacker Brian Urlacher was the No. 9 overall pick that year. He was just elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
-Running back Sammy Morris was the 156th overall pick of the Bills who later joined New England from 2007-2010. He played his final regular-season game in 2011 and stuck around the Patriots’ organization, volunteering as a strength coach in recent years.