Who Will Be Mr. Irrelevant?


Source: OCWeekly.com

The Detroit Lions have been given the honor of selecting this years Mr. Irrelevant. Each year, the final pick of the Draft is bestowed the honor of being Mr. Irrelevant. Here is more from Wiki:

The name arose in 1976, when former Southern California and NFL receiver Paul Salata founded “Irrelevant Week” in Newport Beach, California. Salata announces the final draft pick during the NFL draft. During the summer after the NFL draft, the new Mr. Irrelevant and his family are invited to spend a week in Newport, where they enjoy a golf tournament, a regatta, a roast giving advice to the new draftee, and a ceremony awarding him the Lowsman Trophy. The trophy mimics the Heisman, but depicts a player fumbling a football.

The first Mr. Irrelevant was Kelvin Kirk, picked number 487 of the 1976 draft. The current Mr. Irrelevant is kicker Ryan Succop of the University of South Carolina, pick number 256 of the 2009 draft. He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Last year, Kansas City Chiefs kicker, Ryan Succop was the final pick in the draft. Succop quickly went from Irrelevant to relevant by having an excellent rookie season. He made 25 of 29 FG tries and went 29 of 29 in PAT attempts to chip in 104 points to the Chiefs side of the scoreboard.

The Lions only need to look to the Chiefs and their success with Succop to be reminded that every pick in the NFL Draft can be relevant.

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