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'Mr. Irrelevant' relevant to Titans, not Broncos

The Tennessee Titans tweeted this photo and the message '@NFL Fixed that for you' after a Denver Broncos 'Mr. Irrelevant' jersey was unveiled at the draft Saturday.
The Tennessee Titans tweeted this photo and the message '@NFL Fixed that for you' after a Denver Broncos 'Mr. Irrelevant' jersey was unveiled at the draft Saturday.

The Tennessee Titans wrapped up the NFL draft Saturday by making Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed the final selection at No. 253 overall, also known as "Mr. Irrelevant."

The Titans got the seventh-round pick after a trade Saturday with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. The Broncos traded their fifth-round pick and their seventh-round pick (No. 253) to the Titans for a sixth-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick.

Fox Sports reported that "after the Titans announced Reed as the pick, his Mr. Irrelevant jersey was unveiled at the draft and because they got the pick from Denver, it was a Broncos jersey. Welp, the Titans quickly fixed that."

The Broncos brought the jersey to Chicago, which hosted the draft that started Thursday, and had the final pick until they traded with the Titans during the fifth round.

The "Mr. Irrelevant" tradition goes back to 1976, when former NFL player Paul Salata launched an event called Irrelevant Week, an annual celebration in the Los Angeles area recognized by the league to honor the last player picked in the draft.

The Sporting News reported that Reed will be treated to three days of festivities in June, including a banquet and a trip to Disneyland.

Reed, from Birmingham, Ala., earned first-team All-Conference USA honors in 2015. He had a single-season school record 19 pass breakups along with four interceptions. two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.

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