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Detroit Lions make Tim Toone Mr. Irrelevant

With the 255th and final pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected wide receiver Tim Toone of Weber State, making him the 2010 Mr. Irrelevant.

Toone said prior to the draft that he wasn’t expecting to be selected.

I’m just expecting to sign somewhere as a free agent,” Toone said last week. “Anything better than that is a bonus. I know a team’s going to take a chance and I’m going to work hard and make their team.”

Toone will need to be a contributor on special teams to make the Lions’ roster, and the highlight of his college career was a 90-yard punt return against Northern Arizona.

As Mr. Irrelevant, he will preside over Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach, California, and be awarded the Lowsman Trophy. The pick was announced by Paul Salata, the 83-year-old former NFL player who first came up with the Mr. Irrelevant idea.

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14 Responses to “Detroit Lions make Tim Toone Mr. Irrelevant”
  1. Onderin says: Apr 24, 2010 5:21 PM

    HOLY CRAP! I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH HIM!

  2. thebootguy says: Apr 24, 2010 5:24 PM

    Mr. Irrelevant from last year, Ryan Succop is kicking in the NFL! Who’s to say? And even better, he WAS picked by the Lions!!!

  3. soberjoe says: Apr 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    I was waiting for them to cut his mic off, he was starting to lose it…

  4. Lance19 says: Apr 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    Ah, a fun end to a great draft.
    Nice to see a little playfulness
    in the No Fun League…

  5. gogobox says: Apr 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    “Detroit Lions make Tim Toone Mr. Irrelevant ”
    The Lion are Irrelevant…….

  6. Deb says: Apr 24, 2010 5:25 PM

    Tim Toone … great name.

  7. Fonetik says: Apr 24, 2010 5:33 PM

    @Onderin
    Nobody cares…

  8. alrule25 says: Apr 24, 2010 5:47 PM

    Thought we’d hear blount’s name last

  9. TryTheVeal says: Apr 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    Every man in America would not mind one bit……..Being Mr, Irrelevant………..Good for him

  10. AllThat says: Apr 24, 2010 6:55 PM

    Was he in Herman’s Hermit’s?

  11. sju56 says: Apr 24, 2010 7:05 PM

    Einstein… Succup was drafted #256 by the Chiefs as their compensatory pick

  12. sju56 says: Apr 24, 2010 7:08 PM

    Einstein…..Succop was drafted #256 by the Chiefs as their compensatory pick.

  13. OC Dave says: Apr 24, 2010 7:58 PM

    @ gogobox
    The Lion are irrelevant………?
    You am a moron……..!

  14. Randall says: Apr 25, 2010 4:28 AM

    He got drafted AND a trophy AND his own week at the beach. Mr. Toone OWNS.

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