Mr. Irrelevant is usually cut in training camp, not during the week Newport Beach worships him for being the last pick in the NFL Draft.
Tim Toone is Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, but his week has been cut short.
Instead of the usual six or seven days, Mr. Irrelevant is spending three days in town, starting on June 30. Paul Salata, the event's founder, understands why the stay for the latest Mr. Irrelevant will be brief.
The Detroit Lions drafted Toone, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound wide receiver from Weber State. The Lions appear serious about working with their dead-last selection.
"Detroit added a couple of practice days," Salata said was the reason behind Toone's limited availability.
Detroit needs the 255th pick more than Newport Beach.
There's a reason why the Lions have ended up with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the past two drafts. Detroit has two wins to show in its previous two seasons.