While fanatics everywhere will scrutinize and debate their squad’s first round selections in April, one of the more overlooked and entertaining picks in the NFL Draft is Mr. Irrelevant. The moniker is bestowed upon the athlete taken with the final selection in every draft, and there have been multiple times where this final selection worked out quite well for both player and team alike. But where does Mr. Irrelevant come from in terms of schools, divisions, and college football conferences?
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Let’s dive a bit deeper into Mr. Irrelevant and see if we can notice any trends.
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Which Schools Have Produced the Most Mr. Irrelevants?
While Mr. Irrelevant has been taken from smaller schools all the way down to the NAIA level, major FBS programs are also well-represented. So far seven universities are tied with the most Mr. Irrelevant selections.
|Schools||Number of Mr. Irrelevants|
|Colorado||2: Randy Essington (1984), Jim Kelleher (1977)|
|Delaware||2: Phil Nelson (1881), Bo Bogovich (1943)|
|Penn||2: Jim Finn (1999), John Schweder (1949)|
|South Carolina||2: Justice Cunningham (2013); Ryan Succop (2009)|
|Tennessee||2: Tommy Bronson (1958); Lamar Leachman (1955)|
|Texas||2: Walton Roberts (1944); Jack Rhodes (1939)|
|Weber State||2: Tim Toone (2010); Cam Quayle (1998)|
Which Division Does Mr. Irrelevant Come From?
Since the first Mr. Irrelevant drafted in 1936, here are the divisions he came from.
|Division||Number of Mr. Irrelevants|
What Conference Does Mr. Irrelevant Get Drafted From the Most?
The SEC leads the charge, but multiple FCS conferences are also included.
|Conference||Number of Mr. Irrelevants|