Friday’s Mashup: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski offer Draft Day advice to hopefuls on social media

Lucy Burdge
April 26, 2019 - 7:42 am

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MLB: Oakland at Toronto, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
NBA: Golden State at LA Clippers, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL: NFL Draft (Rounds 2-3), 7 p.m. (ABC, ESPN, NFL)
NHL: Carolina at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Colorado at San Jose, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)


-- Tom Brady tweeted well wishes to all the NFL Draft hopefuls on Thursday ahead of the first night of the draft.

“Good luck to everyone waiting to hear their name called tonight. Remember, there’s more than just going in the first round!,” Brady tweeted, before joking about his own draft experience.

Brady was famously picked by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 Draft with the 199th pick.

He also posted a good luck message on Instagram.

Good luck to all the players eager to have their name called at the @nfl draft. Remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Practice good habits, on and off the field, day after day, and you can accomplish your dreams. This is a special time, but you’re only at the starting line. The real work starts next week, when the cameras stop, and nobody is watching. You wake up every day to decide what you want to become! What better of an opportunity is that? You have to earn it, EVERY DAY!

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And he took a jab at Tedy Bruschi when Bruschi responded to his tweet.

-- Rob Gronkowski also offered up some ironic advice to NFL hopefuls in a video earlier this week.

In a 3-step plan, Gronkowski advises players 1. Always Be Professional, 2. Make Time For The Media and 3. Act Like You’ve Been There.

Each piece of advice was paired with footage of Gronkowski doing the exact opposite at different points during his career.

And that is Gronkology.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It means the world to me. For him to have that much faith in me and have that much trust in me, it just makes me want to work that much harder. I’m going to come in with a workhorse mindset and try and get better every day.” --  N’Keal Harry, Arizona State wide out, on Bill Belichick and the Patriots picking him with the final selection of Round 1 of the NFL Draft Thursdsay night