Guess Mr. Irrelevant contest ends Wednesday

(KEVIN CHANG / Daily Pilot)

Can you name who will be the last player chosen in this year’s NFL Draft?

Irrelevant Week is having a contest for fans interested in correctly guessing which player will be drafted last on the final day of the draft on Saturday in New York. The Indianapolis Colts have the 254th pick, the final selection in this year’s draft.

The winner will receive a prize package and be invited to attend the Irrelevant Week festivities, which includes an arrival party and banquet in Newport Beach.

To enter to contest, fans can text “Irrelevant” to 70000 or visit All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

Irrelevant Week, which is in its 38th year, celebrates the last player taken in the NFL Draft and supports national and local charities. Irrelevant Week Inc. said it has donated more than $1 million to charities since Newport Beach resident Paul Salata, a former NFL player, founded the event.

Irrelevant Week has an anonymous scout, who’s a longtime NFL evaluator of college talent, to help fans out. He has offered four possible names, Tennessee State tackle Rogers Gain, Sam Houston State cornerback Daxton Swanson, Tennessee wide receiver Zach Rogers and Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg, as possible last-pick candidates.

— From staff reports