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NFL Draft History - Mr. Irrelevant


NFL Draft History - Mr. Irrelevant
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Over the years, the last player selected in the annual NFL Draft has acquired the nickname of Mr. Irrelevant. The name evolved simply because the last pick in the draft was often irrelevant because the player many times failed to make the selecting team's roster. Although the odds are against them, there have been a number of Mr. Irrelevants that have hung around over the years.

2011 (254) Texans
Cheta Ozougwu, DE Rice University

2010 (255) Lions
Tim Toone, WR Weber State

2009 (256) Kansas City Chiefs
Ryan Succop, K South Carolina

2008 (252) St. Louis Rams
David Vobora, LB Idaho

2007 (255) Detroit Lions
Ramzee Robinson, CB Alabama

2006 (255) Oakland Raiders
Kevin McMahan, WR Maine

2005 (255) New England Patriots
Andy Stokes, TE William & Penn

2004 (255) Oakland Raiders
Andre Sommersell, OLB Colorado State

2003 (262) Oakland Raiders
Ryan Hoag, WR Gustavus Adolphus

2002 (261) Houston Texans
Ahmad Miller, DT UNLV

2001 (246) Arizona Cardinals
Tevita Ofahengaue, TE Brigham Young

2000 (254) Chicago Bears
Michael Green, DB NW Louisiana

1999 (253) Chicago Bears
James Finn, RB Pennsylvania

1998 (241) Baltimore Ravens
Cam Quayle, TE Weber State

1997 (240) Green Bay Packers
Ronnie McAda, QB Army

1996 (254) San Francisco 49ers
Sam Manuel, LB New Mexico State

1995 (249) Carolina Panthers
Michael Reed, DB Boston College

1994 (222) New England Patriots
Marty Moore, LB Kentucky

1993 (224) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Daron Alcorn, K Akron

1992 (336) Washington Redskins
Matt Elliott, C Michigan

1991 (334) New York Giants
Larry Wanke, QB John Carroll

1990 (331) Los Angeles Raiders
Demetrius Davis, TE Nevada

1989 (335) Minnesota Vikings
Everett Ross, WR Ohio State

1988 (333) Los Angeles Rams
Jeff Bethard, WR Southern Oregon State

1987 (335) Green Bay Packers
Norman Jefferson, DB Louisiana State

1986 (333) San Diego Chargers
Mike Travis, DB Georgia Tech

1985 (336) San Francisco 49ers
Donald Chumley, DT Georgia

1984 (336) Los Angeles Raiders
Randy Essington, QB Colorado

1983 (335) New York Giants
John Tuggle, RB California

1982 (334) San Francisco 49ers
Tim Washington, DB Fresno State

1981 (332) Oakland Raiders
Phil Nelson, TE Delaware

1980 (333) Pittsburgh Steelers
Tyrone McGriff, G Florida A&M

1979 (330) Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Almond, WR NW Louisiana

1978 (334) Dallas Cowboys
Lee Washburn, G Montana State

1977 (335) Oakland Raiders
Rolf Benirshke, K California-Davis

1976 (487) Pittsburgh Steelers
Kelvin Kirk, WR Dayton

1975 (442) Pittsburgh Steelers
Stan Hegener, G Nebraska

1974 (442) Miami Dolphins
Ken Dickerson, DB Tuskegee

1973 (442) Miami Dolphins
Charles Wade, WR Tennessee State

1972 (442) Dallas Cowboys
Alphonso Cain, DT Bethune-Cookman

1971 (442) Oakland Raiders
Charles Hill, WR Sam Houston State

1970 (442) Kansas City Chiefs
Rayford Jenkins, DB Alcorn A&M

1969 (442) New York Jets
Fred Zirkie, DT Duke

1968 (462) Cincinnati Bengals
Jimmy Smith, TE Jackson State

1967 (445) New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Walker, WR Providence

1966 (305) Baltimore Colts
Tom Carr, T Morgan State

1965 (280) Baltimore Colts
George Haffner, QB McNeese State

1964 (280) Chicago Bears
Dick Niglio, RB Yale

1963 (280) Green Bay Packers
Bobby Brezina, B Houston

1962 (280) Green Bay Packers
Mike Snodgrass, C Western Michigan

1961 (280) Philadelphia Eagles
Jacque MacKinnon, B Colgate

1960 (240) New York Giants
Bill Gorman, T McMurry

1959 (360) Baltimore Colts
Blair Weese, B West Virginia Tech

1958 (360) Detroit Lions
Tommy Bronson, B Tennessee

1957 (360) New York Giants
Don Gest, E Washington State

1956 (360) Cleveland Browns
Bob Bartholomew, T Wake Forest

1955 (360) Cleveland Browns
Lamar Leachman, C Tennessee

1954 (360) Detroit Lions
Ellis Horton, B Eureka (IL)

1953 (360) Detroit Lions
Hal Maus, E Montana

1952 (360) Cleveland Browns
John Saban, B Xavier

1951 (362) Cleveland Browns
Sisto Averno, G Muhlenberg

1950 (391) Philadelphia Eagles
Dud Parker, B Baylor

1949 (251) Philadelphia Eagles
John (Bull) Schweder, G Pennsylvania

1948 (300) Chicago Cardinals
Bill Fischer, G Notre Dame

1947 (300) New York Giants
Don Clayton, B North Carolina

1946 (300) Los Angeles Rams
John West, B Oklahoma

1945 (330) Green Bay Packers
Billy Joe Aldridge, B Oklahoma State

1944 (330) Boston Yanks
Walton Roberts, B Texas

1943 (300) Washington Redskins
Bo Bogovich, G Delaware

1942 (200) Chicago Bears
Stu Clarkson, C Texas A&I

1941 (204) Pittsburgh Steelers
Mort Landsbert, B Cornell

1940 (200) New York Giants
Myron Claxton, T Whittier

1939 (200) New York Giants
Jack Rhodes, G Texas

1938 (110) Chicago Bears
Ferd Dreher, E Denver

1937 (100) Cleveland Rams
Solon Holt, G Texas Christian

1936 (81) New York Giants
Phil Flanagan, G Holy Cross

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