NFL Draft 2010: Who Will Be the Detroit Lions' Mr. Irrelevant?

Oliver SethContributor IApril 8, 2010

The Detroit Lion's pick could actually be the toughest decision in the war room in this year's NFL Draft. They likely will enter with a bang, drafting super-stud Ndamukong Suh out of Nebraska, but leaving with a boom would also be the best.

In my first mock for Detroit, I have seventh-round honors bestowed upon kicker Hunter Lawrence out of Texas, but the following names could also be called with the final pick in this year's NFL draft.

The first mention, of course, belongs to Kicker Hunter Lawrence. Jason Hanson is no spring chicken, and could be calling it quits soon. With Detroit likely to need every point possible, why not go with the most accurate kicker in this years draft?

Lawrence made an astonishing 88.9 percent of his field goals in 2009 for the Longhorns. While many see him going undrafted he could be the choice.

Now onto my favorite potential pick, Pat Paschall out of North Dakota State. He is what many consider a power RB, and my actual favorite to be selected at as Mr. Irrelevant.

I don't have him drafted because many teams could be scared of his sketchy past, including a 2009 one game suspension for his role in a fight against Northern Iowa on Oct. 10, and his leaving Georgia Southern following an arrest for minor possession and resisting arrest in 2005.

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Those problems may scare some teams, but undoubtedly he can play the game of football. And being linked to Adam Jones, Detroit could the team to take a chance on this guy.

In 2009 beyond being suspended that one game Paschall finished atop rushing in the NCAA Division I FCS statistics, averaging 139.70 yards per game. He was also ranked ninth nationally for all-purpose yards with 158.30 per game. He will take some grooming, but could be the team's selection.

Another name that could be called with the selection is Jammie Kirlew out of Indiana. Although Kirlew isn't the biggest, fastest, or most chiseled defensive player in this draft, his motor and his excellent character will be a factor, and his drive could wind up being the reason why he is selected.

To me, he could be the pass rusher Detroit needs and could develop into being a Robert Mathis-type player. He could also end up being a practice squad player for a few years.

While in his final season, he was a team captain and started all of the Hoosiers' games. He lead the team in sacks with 6.5, had 15.5 tackles for a loss, and forced five fumbles with three recoveries.

He also finished fifth on the team with 62 tackles. At his pro day he finished with a pair of 5.03 second 40-yard dashes, had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9'2" broad jump, a 4.65 short shuttle, a 7.49 three-cone drill, and 29 bench press reps, according to Gil Brandt from NFL.com. It wouldn't be a shock to see his name called with the last pick.

Lastly, I'd like to finish my last potential selection at 255th overall with a kid who could be the heir to Julian Peterson. His name is Larry Hart. A DE out of Central Arkansas, almost everyone assumes he will move to OLB if drafted.

During his senior year at Central Arkansas, he was the first player to repeat as defensive player of the year in the Southland Conference since '92-'93. He finished the season second in sacks with 11, and lead the league with four forced fumbles. Hart was also the team MVP.

He also showed he was willing to make the move, working at LB in pro day to improve his stock.

While only one of these players will be the Lions' pick in draft, I could see all of them being added to Detroit's roster. So who would you choose to Mr. Irrelevant?

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