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2010 NFL Draft: Lions Make Tim Toone This Year's Mr. Irrelevant

For the second time in four years, the Lions have selected Mr. Irrelevant, the final pick of the draft.  Ramzee Robinson was taken with the final pick of the draft by the Lions back in 2007, and he actually was with the team up until last year.  This year the Lions decided to select Weber State wide receiver Tim Toone with the final pick of the draft, making him Mr. Irrelevant and the main man at Irrelevant Week 2010.

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.

Toone is the fifth Mr. Irrelevant the Lions have drafted in their history.  In addition to he and Robinson, the Lions picked Mr. Irrelevant in 1958 (Tommy Bronson), 1954 (Ellis Horton), and 1953 (Hal Maus).

As for Toone, he is receiver on the shorter side, but based on my quick search for info on him, it looks like he is a pretty good returner.  It's way too early to predict if he will have a shot at making the team or anything like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if he makes the practice squad and someday is elevated to the active roster for his special teams skills.

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