The name “Mr. Irrelevant goes back to 1976 and has been a term given to the player who was taken last in each NFL Draft. The first person to receive that title was Kelvin Kirk who was drafted 487th overall in 1976.

On Saturday, wide receiver Trey Quinn out of SMU became the 43rd person to be known as “Mr. Irrelevant” when he was selected 256th overall by the Washington Redskins.

While the odds are long for the last pick of the NFL Draft to put together a solid career, some have been able to accomplish just that. Here are the most successful NFL players who have been dubbed as “Mr.


6. 2008 - David Vobora, LB (252nd selection out of Idaho, St. Louis Rams)

Vobora played four seasons in the league, and he made 10 starts for the Rams in 2009. He made another five starts the following year where he recorded two sacks.

5. 1992 - Matt Elliott, G (336th selection out of Michigan, Washington Redskins)

While Elliott only played four seasons, he did start 34 games on the offensive line with 26 of those coming with the Panthers in their first two seasons of 1995-96. He is the only player to make the list who was drafted prior to the NFL shortening the draft to seven rounds in 1994.

4. 1999 - Jim Finn, FB (253rd selection out of Pennsylvania, Chicago Bears)

Finn started 45 games at fullback during his seven-year career including 24 in his last two seasons of 2005-06 with the Giants.

He ended his career with 60 catches for 423 yards and a touchdown along with 30 rushing yards.

3. 1994 - Marty Moore, LB (222nd selection out of Kentucky, New England Patriots)

Moore has the distinction of being the first "Mr. Irrelevant" to play in a Super Bowl, a feat he achieved in Super Bowl XXXI. He played eight seasons in the NFL starting 19 games and intercepting three passes.

2. 2000 - Michael Green, S (254th selection out of Northwestern State, Chicago Bears)

Green played eight seasons in the NFL and even started all 16 games for the Bears in both 2002 and 2004. Altogether in his career, he intercepted four passes, had six sacks, and forced seven fumbles.

1. 2009 - Ryan Succop, K (256th selection out of South Carolina, Kansas City Chiefs)

Succop will be entering his 10th NFL season spending his first five with the Chiefs and last four with the Titans. He has connected on 209 of 251 (83.3 percent) of his field goals in his career and 286 of 292 extra points. The 31-year-old has made 17 field goals of at least 50 yards with a long of 54.