BOSTON (CBS) — Back in April, Jakobi Meyers was deemed not worthy of a draft pick by all 32 teams, over the course of seven rounds and three days.

On Sunday, Jakobi Meyers will officially embark on a career with the New England Patriots, the most successful modern dynasty in NFL history.

It’s quite the underdog story, and though he’s yet to officially catch a pass in an NFL game, the 22-year-old took a few moments to send a quick message to his doubters, as he prepares for Sunday Night Football between the Patriots and Steelers.

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“Too slow” they said… Game week🤫

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Meyers’ Instagram page isn’t particularly active, as he has just six posts total and three from his time with the Patriots. So he clearly picks his spots carefully. With Week 1 of his first NFL season fully in gear, the time must have felt right.

Meyers signed with the Patriots after a 93-catch, 1,047-yard, four-touchdown season as a junior at N.C. State in 2018. As a sophomore the year prior, he caught 63 passes for 727 yards and five touchdowns. Among the knocks on his draft profile was his lack of speed, which is a critique he obviously remembers quite clearly.

Meyers led all NFL receivers in the preseason with 253 yards and 20 receptions, while also tying for the NFL lead with two touchdowns.

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