Who is Mr. Irrelevant 2020? Meet Tae Crowder, the last pick in this year's NFL Draft

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The 2020 NFL Draft was unprecedented in many ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the NFL Draft tradition that is Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick in the draft, persists.

The Giants held the final pick in the draft with the 255th selection, a compensatory pick, and they closed their draft with another defensive player.

Below is all you need to know about this year's Mr. Irrelevant.

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Who is Mr. Irrelevant 2020?

    Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia

    The Giants drafted Crowder with the 255th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Crowder, who was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award last season (nation's top linebacker), finished his Bulldogs career with 122 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 2 interceptions.

    A 6-3, 235 pounder, he played a key role on a 2019 Georgia defense that finished No. 1 nationally in scoring defense (12.6 points allowed per game), No. 1 in rushing defense (74.6), No. 1 in fewest rushing TD’s allowed (2), and No. 3 in total defense (257.7 yards allowed per game).

    A Pine Mountain, Ga., native, Crowder played football and basketball at Harris County High School.

    MORE: A complete history of Mr. Irrelevant

    What is Mr. Irrelevant?

    Mr. Irrelevant is the title bestowed upon the final player selected in the draft.

    Mr. Irrelevant got its start in 1976, when former 49ers and Colts receiver Paul Salata created a series of events known as "Irrelevant Week" to celebrate the final pick. The week consists of inviting Mr. Irrelevant and his family to spend a week in Newport Beach, where they enjoy a trip to Disneyland, a golf tournament and a feast of their choosing that includes a ceremony awarding Mr. Irrelevant the Lowsman Trophy — a statue mimicking the Heisman, but with a player fumbling a football.

    Dayton wide receiver Kelvin Kirk became the first Mr. Irrelevant when he was taken by the Steelers with the 487th pick of a 17-round NFL Draft in 1976. Sa

    lata read the final selection at every draft from 1976 to 2013, when he passed the duty on to his daughter.

    Contributing: Thomas Schlarp