Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took part in an Under Armour draft chat today, and through UStream, fans across the world could watch on the Web. Brady was interviewed by Boomer Esiason and the discussion led off with the Patriots' selection of offensive lineman Nate Solder with the 17th overall pick in the draft.
"That always makes a quarterback happy," Brady said.
At the same time, Brady shared his thoughts on how the selection of Solder might affect the future of Matt Light with the team. Light, who has protected Brady's blindside since 2001, is a free agent.
"There is nobody I love more than Matt Light," he said. "He's an incredible player, he's tough, hard-nosed, a three-time Super Bowl champ."
Brady was asked about "The Brady 6" documentary that aired earlier this month, and how he shed tears when reflecting on his draft-day experience.
"I'm an emotional person first of all. I cry at movies, sometimes I can't help it," he said. "I think it was just one of those moments; the draft was tough, and it's tough for a lot of guys. You have these high expectations that you're going to be picked in a certain place and it doesn't happen. I was thinking my parents were there with me, and I think I have such a great relationship with them, and they've been to so many of my games and practices and supported me over the years, just thinking about sharing that moment with them and seeing the excitement we've had for an 11-year career, I think that's the emotional part for me."