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The glory and pageantry of being Mr. Irrelevant: The Giants take Tae Crowder 255th

The last pick in the NFL Draft comes with some privileges, and Crowder will receive them as 2020’s Mr. Irrelevant.

Tae Crowder of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after a tackle during a game between Missouri Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The history of Mr. Irrelevant at the NFL Draft is a long one, not necessarily filled with greatness, but a lot of fun nonetheless. And this year the winner is Tae Crowder, linebacker from the Georgia Bulldogs.

Ever since 1976, Mr. Irrelevant comes with a fun week in Southern California thanks to Paul Salata, a former USC wide receiver that played for both the 49ers and Colts in the NFL. Now the last selection in the NFL Draft is replete with benefits, including a trip to Disneyland (not this year unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic), a golf tournament, and the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy. The Lowsman kind of looks like the Heisman — but the featured player is fumbling the ball.

Perhaps the most successful Mr. Irrelevant is Ryan Succop, who has kicked in the NFL for each of the last 11 seasons and has 1,078 career points. He’s a free agent for now, but will likely have a job again this fall.

The New York Giants hold the last pick of the seventh round, #255, which is actually a supplemental pick for a lost player via free agency. Who will they take? Here are the odds at DraftKings Sportsbook:

Position of Mr. Irrelevant

Offense -121
Defense +100
Kicker/punter/long snapper +1400

Giants GM Dave Gettleman certainly isn’t afraid to be, ahem, unorthodox during the NFL Draft. And Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was being tested by guys off the street as late as Week 13 last year. This is a good spot to grab Rodrigo Blankenship from Georgia. We say shoot for the moon and take a specialist!