And the title of Mr. Irrelevant goes to …
South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop was the last pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, going 256th overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I don’t really mind it. I don’t plan on being irrelevant,” Succop told The Associated Press of being picked last. “I’ve been very blessed, and I plan on making an impact right away. I’ve been blessed with the ability to do it, and I’m looking forward to doing it.”
As Mr. Irrelevant, Succop will be honored in Newport Beach, Calif., with an opening reception on June 23. The All-Star Lowsman Trophy Banquet and Rams reunion will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel on June 25. Succop will wrap up Irrelevant week with a Main Street welcome and closing ceremonies in Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 27. For more information, visit the Mr. Irrelevant Web site.
Last year’s Mr. Irrelevant, Idaho LB David Vobora, turned out to be quite relevant to the Rams. Vobora played in eight games, including a start in a Nov. 30 game against the Dolphins, and made 15 tackles.