Mr. Irrelevant has a shot with Lions
Tim Toone, who signed a three-year contract last week, is in the mix for spot on the roster. Coach Jim Schwartz said so weeks ago.
As the 255th and final pick in the NFL draft, Toone picked up the Mr. Irrelevant title. But that does not mean he’ll be irrelevant for the Lions.
He played at a small college, Weber State. He’s not a big guy, he’s 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds. But he has speed and some intangibles that caught the eye of the Lions’ scouts. Since then Schwartz has been positive about Toone, who at age 25 is older than your average rookie. (He took two years off from college ball to go to West Africa on a Mormon mission.)
Training camp will be huge for Toone. It’s his shot to show he’s relevant.
(This is part of a series of 20 Lions to watch in training camp which starts July 31. Follow me on Twitter.com @PaulaPasche.)