NFL Draft Odds: Latest Betting Lines On ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

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The 2024 NFL Draft brings a multitude of betting options, but one of the quirkier categories is the unofficial title of Mr. Irrelevant. This moniker goes to the player who is the last pick of each NFL draft. While the team that made the pick often cuts the player well before the season begins, there are some notable exceptions.

Some online sportsbooks are offering odds on this year’s Mr. Irrelevant, among other NFL Draft betting options. Below, we’ll look at the current betting lines on the 2024 Mr. Irrelevant.

Mr. Irrelevant betting odds

Most sportsbooks do not offer odds on which specific player will be the last pick, but some do offer odds on which position Mr. Irrelevant will represent. Below are current NFL Draft odds by position for this year’s final pick.

Defensive line/edge rusher+500
Offensive line+500
Wide receiver+650
Running back+1000
Tight end+1300
Kicker/punter/long snapper+1600
Odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook

Mr. Irrelevant history

The tradition of announcing a Mr. Irrelevant for each NFL draft is widely considered to have started in 1976, popularized by former 49ers wide receiver Paul Salata. Some players selected as Mr. Irrelevant have gone on to play important roles on NFL teams, including playing in Super Bowls as well as Pro Bowls.

In recent years, quarterbacks and tight ends have been the most common position selected last, but even those margins are slim. The outcome is heavily dependent on which team picks last, what that team’s needs might be, and who’s left on the board by then. Currently, the New York Jets have the last pick in this year’s draft.

Here’s a look at recent selections for Mr. Irrelevant.

2023Desjuan JohnsonDELos Angeles Rams
2022Brock PurdyQBSan Francisco 49ers
2021Grant StuardLBTampa Bay Buccaneers
2020Tae CrowderLBNew York Giants
2019Caleb WilsonTEArizona Cardinals
2018Trey QuinnWRWashington Commanders
2017Chad KellyQBDenver Broncos
2016Kalan ReedCBTennessee Titans
2015Gerald ChristianTEArizona Cardinals
2014Lonnie BallentineSHouston Texans
2013Justice CunninghamTEIndianapolis Colts

NFL Draft info