Tom Brady still has his 17-year-old NFL Combine T-shirt

The NFL Combine is happening this week, and Tom Brady took to Instagram to give this year's crop of draft prospects some friendly words of advice.

Brady wore his Combine T-shirt from 17 years ago, and wrote about how scouts at the time completely discounted his ability to play the quarterback position.

A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Mar 3, 2017 at 7:53am PST

Brady was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, so he was overlooked by every team in the league more than once. He's obviously proved his doubters wrong, and his story can serve as an inspirational one for players who similarly receive less than glowing scouting reports this week.