Lions' Mr. Irrelevant tries to make lasting impression
ALLEN PARK — Wide receiver Tim Toone doesn’t sound irrelevant. But since he was the final player chosen in the draft he is indeed Mr. Irrelevant. He embraces it and looks forward to the Mr. Irrelevant parade and festivities in Newport Beach, Calif.
What is more on his mind now, is trying to impress the Lions coaches throughout the three-day rookie minicamp which started Friday afternoon.
“I work hard, I’m just out there to compete with everyone. I want to make the play, I want to be able to get that first down, I think I bring that competitive edge they’re looking for in receivers. Just kind of a third-down guy, that slot guy that needs to get open and make plays to open up Calvin Johnson,’’ Toone said following practice.
He is a standout with his dreadlocks which he said he’s had for five years. Now he needs to be a standout with his ability as a wide receiver.