-- The nation waits with bated breath. Who, they wonder, will the Indianapolis Colts take on draft day? Will it be Penn State's Derek Moye? Maybe University of Nevada corner Isaiah Frey? Marquis Maze of Alabama and Syracuse's Nick Provo could get the nod, as well.
If you're confused, calling me an idiot or asking, "Didn't they already take Andrew Luck?" that's OK. Perhaps you don't understand what matters.
Mr. Irrelevant matters. That's what former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata has been trying to get across to people for the past 37 years. Since 1976, Salata has hosted Irrelevant Week as a charity event in honor of the last player taken in the NFL draft. This year, the Colts' have the 253rd pick.
Salata, 85, considers himself an underdog in many ways and says he started the Mr. Irrelevant honor as a way to celebrate the game's unsung heroes
-- the equipment managers, the assistant coaches, the practice squad guys hustling to make the cut.
"I thought it was a team thing, and sometimes the media only talk about the quarterbacks, the touchdown makers, the defensive geniuses and so forth," he said during a Thursday phone interview from New York where he's attending the draft.