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For the 2nd time in school history Weber State is the Alma Mater of the NFL Draft's Mr. Irrelevant. Wildcat Wide Receiver Tim Toone was selected with the final pick in the draft, going 255th overall to the Detroit Lions. In the 1998 NFL Draft, Weber State tight end Cam Quayle was Mr. Irrelevant after the Baltimore Ravens took him 241st overall. 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..
In the NFL draft, the last one picked or selected for the draft gets the Mr. Irrelevant title. This time, the 2010 Mr. Irrelevant went to Tim Toone. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions.
Mr. Irrelevant gets the following treats:
This year's selection of the final draft pick on Saturday, April 24th will launch Irrelevant Week 2010, which will be held June 21st through the 25th. That week, the player and his family will be hosted by the organization for a week of activities, including an Arrival Party at the local Newport Dunes Resort and a fund-raising roast delivered by celebrity guests at a banquet on June 23rd.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions knew they had to use the draft to help rebuild a franchise that has only won two games in the last two years.
They just didn't do it in the traditional way.
Detroit traded five of their seven draft picks, helping them pick up several veterans and an extra first-rounder, but leaving them with just two picks between the second and sixth rounds.
Before the draft, the Lions made five trades, giving up 2010 picks and linebacker Ernie Sims for draft choices and veterans including defensive tackle Corey Williams, cornerback Chris Houston, guard Rob Sims and tight end Tony Scheffler.
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