Every year, the honorable title of Mr. Irrelevant is bestowed upon the final draft pick in the NFL Draft. The very first Mr. Irrelevant was Kelvin Kirk, the 487th pick of the 1976 draft. This year the award goes to Justice Cunningham, Tight End from South Carolina. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 254th pick. We hope the kid catches lots of passes from Andrew Luck.
Some personal information on Cunningham from the Gamecocks website:
Justice Cunningham is a sport and entertainment management major… has a brother named Power and sisters named Promise and Sincere.
His parents went hard with name choices, that’s for sure.
Some on the field info:
Senior tight end and team captain who was an excellent blocker during his career and became an important cog in the passing game this season… played in all 13 games, starting 11… caught 23 passes for 324 yards… entered the season with just 27 receptions for 257 yards over three seasons… had a key 20-yard reception leading to a score in the win over Vanderbilt… caught four passes for 41 yards in the win over Missouri… hauled in a career-high six passes for a career-high 108 yards in the win over Tennessee, including a career-long 45-yarder… has played in all 53 games over the past four seasons with 23 career starts… invited to the NFL Combine.