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Chris Neild On Being One Pick Before Mr. Irrelevant

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 8, 2014 – 6:00 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Nose tackle Chris Neild missed being irrelevant on three different occasions.

The first occurrence of dodged irrelevance came on April 30th, 2011, when the Washington Redskins selected the burly West Virginia star one pick before the now famous Mr. Irrelevant slot.

What exactly is Mr. Irrelevant and what are some of the perks of carrying that title? Mr. Irrelevant is given to the last guy selected in the draft. Bestowed to this individual is a party, a week-long trip to Disneyland, a sailing excursion at Newport Harbor and the chance to watch either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Neild caught up with Redskins.com’s Ross Hollebon on the eve of this year’s draft to talk about his experience in 2011 and on missing out on all of those trips.

Also, what exactly are those other two missed irrelevancies?

The first was the fact he made himself a household name in Redskins Nation by recording 1.5 sacks on Eli Manning in his debut. The second was the fact you simply can’t miss this lovable guy both on the field and around the area.  Whether its the beard or his truly nice nature, there’s no way he can be considered irrelevant.


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