Mr. Irrelevant’s identity has been revealed, and the 2012 NFL draft has come to an end.
With the 253rd and final pick in the draft, the Indianapolis Colts have selected Chandler Harnish, a quarterback from Northern Illinois. Harnish set 30 Northern Illinois passing, rushing and total offense records in four years as the Huskies’ starting quarterback, and was a two-time first-team All-MAC selection. He will receive the Lowsman Trophy, which looks like the Heisman Trophy statue just fumbled.
For Harnish, the best-case scenario is probably to be a long-term backup to Andrew Luck, the first pick in the draft. (No matter how hard we’d like to try, we can’t muster any talk that the Colts’ selection of Harnish could lead to a quarterback controversy, as some suggested when the Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins in the fourth round after selecting Robert Griffin III second overall.)
With Harnish’s name called, it’s time for football fans to relax a little bit after a long three days. But you’ll also want news and analysis on the teams that met their needs and the teams that still have needs to fill, the top undrafted free agents and much more. PFT will have you covered for all of that, because what the draft really reminds us is that in the NFL, there is no offseason.