Mr. Irrelevant of 2012 is Chandler Harnish

Maggie Hendricks
Shutdown Corner

In what has become a tradition, the last picked player of the 2012 draft was named Mr. Irrelevant. Chandler Harnish, a quarterback from Northern Illinois, went to the Indianapolis Colts, who were given a seventh-round compensatory pick for losing Charlie Johnson and Clint Session.

Though the "honor" has meant in the past that a player wouldn't make a roster, recent Mr. Irrelevants have made an impact on the league. David Vobora, who was drafted last overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2008, has 99 tackles in four seasons for the Rams and Seattle Seahawks. Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, Ryan Succop has been the team's kicker for three seasons with an 81.2 field goal percentage.

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Mr. Irrelevant also becomes a guest of honor during Irrelevant Week in Orange County. Harnish will be invited to be the grand marshal of a parade, go sailing with the Balboa Yacht Club and visit Disneyland.

Take heart, Chandler. Even though you're playing behind Andrew Luck, you still have a chance to shed that moniker and you get a trip to Disneyland.

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