Trey Quinn: I’m the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant ever

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When Washington ended the 2018 NFL draft by selecting SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn, it made him this year’s Mr. Irrelevant. But Quinn doesn’t sound too keen on that name.

Quinn led the NCAA with an average of 8.8 receptions per game last season, he holds the all-time national high school record for career receiving yards, and he once threw a no-hitter in the Little League World Series. He thinks that all makes him very relevant.

“It’s the most ironic name for me,” Quinn told KPLC. “I went through my career and I set every record that I stepped foot in at every place. I think I might be the most relevant, irrelevant ever. I have a chip on my shoulder. Everybody’s going to see it.”

Quinn also has some experience returning punts, and his best chance of making an NFL roster is likely to prove he can contribute on special teams. He thinks he has what it takes to prove that there shouldn’t have been 255 other players chosen before him.

35 responses to “Trey Quinn: I’m the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant ever

  1. I’ve gone almost 30 years believing that Matt Stover was the most relevant Mr Irrelevant ever – 20 year career, Pro bowler, multiple all-pros, super bowl champion… but after seeing this article I looked it up. He was picked near the end of the 12th round, but there were two picks after him… my bad

  2. Assuming each team signs an average of 15 undrafted free agent, theoretically that means he beat out 480 players for that last draft spot.

  3. I’m with doggz109 on this. Chad Kelly may not be so relevant right now, but he’ll soon claim the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant title imo.

  4. Well, as of now… I am currently tied with Mr. Quinn in total NFL receptions and yards… So… Try showing how good you are, rather than just saying it.

  5. Make fun of him if you want, but I was actually thinking exactly the same thing when I saw that he was this year’s final draft pick. He looked like a great-value late draft pick in a very deep WR class, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he’s the next successful slot WR who was drafted in a low spot.

  6. Isnt it better to just go undrafted and choose your own team, & be able to quickly sign a lucrafive second contract after just 2 years like Allen Hurns, rather than be drafted in the 6th or 7th round?

  7. rukiddnme29 says:
    May 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    Why does every blonde haired white dude football player have to have long hair?
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    Cooper Kupp of the Rams has close cropped blond hair.

  8. jtylert says:
    May 1, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Well, as of now… I am currently tied with Mr. Quinn in total NFL receptions and yards… So… Try showing how good you are, rather than just saying it.
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    Wow, and you’re also tied with D.J. Moore (24th pick), Calvin Ridley (26), and the other 31 drafted WRs. Great work, man. Great work.

  9. What do you guys want or expect him to say? This was obviously in response to a question about being “Mr. Irrelevant”. I like the confidence, why not use this as motivation? Time to show everyone what you can do.

  10. Didn’t know anything about this guy before the draft, but I am already starting to like him. He’s got a real shot at backing up Crowder in the slot and if he can show some stuff in the punt return game, it’s his job to lose.

  11. this boy was the cajun wonder but he couldnt hack it at Lsu. he played a bit, but at Lsu its a one drop ur out rule for receivers. and trey dont catch everything

  12. jtylert says:
    May 1, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Well, as of now… I am currently tied with Mr. Quinn in total NFL receptions and yards… So… Try showing how good you are, rather than just saying it.

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    I would imagine that he has tried showing how good he is throughout his career to this point, and will again try to once he gets an opportunity to play with his new team. This, however, was an interview. Interviews, you see, are an opportunity to say something.

  13. vikings1234 says:
    May 1, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    I would say that Mr. Irrelevant went to the right team.

    3 Super Bowl wins make them quite relevant. Going to a team with no Super Bowl wins would be more appropriate.

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