The infamous Mr. Irrelevant title got some juice in February when a member of the one-of-a-kind fraternity – kicker Ryan Succop – became a Super Bowl champion.
The newest Mr. Irrelevant will come to see him in Tampa. The Buccaneers selected Houston linebacker Grant Stuard with the 259th and final election of the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland.
Stuard received the All-American Athletic Conference award in each of his last two seasons, from a second team member in 2019 to the first team in 2020. He led the Cougars in both campaigns in tackles and was invited to the Senior Bowl.
Stuard didn’t just influence the field. He wanted to help his community between his junior and senior seasons by organizing a school supply drive at his alma mater, Oak Ridge High School, and by organizing a grocery drive for the Houston Food Bank in December.
The former reigning Super Bowl champion, who appropriately picked Mr. Irrelevant, also featured Tom Brady as the Patriots finished 255th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft from Andy Stokes.