The final pick of the NFL Draft is always given the title of “Mr. Irrelevant.”
It’s a bit unfair because anyone who gets drafted to a professional league obviously has been relevant in the sport.
Last season’s player made a name for himself after the San Francisco 49ers drafted Brock Purdy with the final pick in the draft. He went undefeated in the regular season and only lost in the playoffs after he suffered an injury against the Philadelphia Eagles.
This year, it’s Toledo defensive lineman Desjuan Johnson who will reap the benefits after he was selected with the 259th and final pick of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
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Johnson measures just over 6 feet, 2 inches, and 285 pounds. He ran a 5.02 40-yard dash and made 31 starts in college. He was named an All-Mac first-teamer.
Every year, Mr. Irrelevant and his family are invited to Newport Beach, Calif., for a week of golfing, visiting Disneyland, and living a rather relevant life.
Nobody really expects much from seventh-round picks, but Johnson has some big shoes to fill after Brock Purdy has people thinking differently about the final pick in the draft.
He became the first “Mr. Irrelevant” to throw a complete pass in the NFL, and he found himself in the middle of a playoff chase.
Because of his play, Purdy could see himself leading the team once he comes back from injury. In the NFC title game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Purdy tore the UCL in his right elbow, an injury that required surgery.
A three-star recruit out of high school, Johnson played 51 games spanning five seasons with Toledo, where he made 210 tackles (88 solo) and recorded 14½ sacks, 10 during his final two seasons.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.