Lions get Toone with the final pick

Updated: April 24, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- This year's Mr. Irrelevant is wide receiver Tim Toone of Weber State.

The Detroit Lions picked Toone with the 255th and final pick of the NFL draft on Saturday. The final pick generally gets saddled with the moniker, though some players picked last do just fine.

Last year's Mr. Irrelevant was South Carolina place-kicker Ryan Succop, picked 256th overall by Kansas City.

Toone is expected to compete for Detroit's kickoff and punt returning jobs. He is 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, but has good speed and led the Big Sky Conference with a 19.9-yard average last season on punt returns, taking two punts back for touchdowns.


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