Texans to pick Mr. Irrelevant

The Houston Texans are slated to pick Mr. Irrelevant on the NFL Draft's final day, May 10, it was announced when compensatory picks were released Monday.

This year will be the 39th Mr. Irrelevant or if you're from the old school, Mr. Irrelevant XXXIX.

He will be celebrated and roasted during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach and other parts of Orange County, a tradition that was created by Newport Beach resident Paul Salata and began in 1976.

The final pick of the NFL Draft is known as Mr. Irrelevant. The Texans will pick in the seventh round, No. 256 to end the draft.

Irrelevant Week is now part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, a national nonprofit organization based in Newport Beach. The foundation champions stories of perseverance in sports to inspire greatness in others.

The foundation also raises money for charity, just as Irrelevant Week has in the past. Its current recipient is the Special Olympics of Southern California.

Salata is the founder of The Foundation for the Undefeated, which has its website at http://www.theundefeated.org.

Houston, which has the No. 1 pick, last had the Mr. Irrelevant pick in 2011, when it selected Chetachi "Cheta" Ozougwu, now a defensive end for the Chicago Bears.

— Steve Virgen

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