NFL Draft blog: 2016's Mr. Irrelevant is Kalan Reed

Geoff Robinson
The Detroit News
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The marathon is over and Mr. Irrelevant has been named.

This year's winner of that dubious title was Kalan Reed, a cornerback from Southern Mississippi. Reed will be flown to Newport Beach in southern California for a parade thrown in his honor. He'll get a nice chunk of change for his troubles. This is the 41st year of the Mr. Irrelevant celebration.

Lions add Washington RB with final pick

With their last pick of the draft, the Lions added a running back in Dwayne Washington from...wait for it...Washington.

Washington is 6-foot-2, 222 pounds, making him a load to take down. He also mixes in some speed, running a 4.44 40-yard dash. He's a great pass-catching back as well. Seemingly, he's the whole package physically.

The knock on him is his slow decision making. He ran for just 282 yards and four touchdowns in 2015, missing the final three games of the season due to injury. Maybe his lack of touches will make him a fresh guy for the Lions to plug into their backfield, assuming he can stay healthy, which is something he struggled to do in college. Running backs, more than any other position, are able to overcome late round stigmas.

WMU star a steal for Bears in 7th round

Daniel Braverman wasn't the flashy guy on a good Western Michigan offense, but he may have been its most reliable receiver.

Braverman was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 230th overall pick, making him the second Bronco taken in this year's draft.

This kid is just 5-foot-10 and 177 pounds, but he knows how to catch the football. A reliable, shifty receiver like this could really be a steal for the Bears. He's a guy I was high on and though the Lions should take in the sixth round.

Braverman had 103 receptions for for 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior campaign.

Another Spartan off the board

The run on local players continues as Donovan Clark, a guard from MSU, was taken by the San Diego Chargers with the 224th overall pick.

Clark was the fourth player taken from a Michigan school over the course of 13 selections.

EMU back goes to Dallas

Darius Jackson, a running back from Eastern Michigan, was taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the 216th overall pick.

This one is a bit puzzling as the Cowboys added Ezekiel Elliott early in the draft and already have Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden in the mix.

Jackson has what it takes to stay competitive for playing time, however. He ran for 1,078 yards and 14 touchdowns last year for the Eagles.

MSU star receiver taken by 49ers

Aaron Burbridge fell a little further than a lot of the local media thought he would, but he eventually ended up as the 213th overall pick in the draft, heading to San Francisco to play in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense.

Burbridge was the 2015 Big Ten receiver of the year, catching seven touchdowns while putting up 1,258 yards on 85 receptions.

He played his high school football at Farmington Hills Harrison.

It will be a challenge for Burbridge to adjust to Kelly's offense after playing in a pro-style system at MSU. With his athleticism, he is definitely capable of being a solid receiver for years to come if he can pick up the system.

CMU star heading to Dallas

Kavon Frazier was the second player taken from one of MIchigan's Mid-American Conference schools, being taken 212th overall by the Dallas Cowboys.

Fraizer played safety for Central Michigan and is from Grand Rapids. As a late round secondary player, he'll have an uphill battle to make the team. But given the Cowboy's struggles on defense, he'll definitely have his opportunities.

Lions take a long snapper

The Lions took the first long snapper of the 2016 NFL Draft, adding Jimmy Landes from Baylor with the 210th overall pick.

Personally, I'd like to see the Lions take a swing at wide receiver Daniel Braverman from Western Michigan. I think he could end up being a good possession receiver in the NFL in the mold of Julian Edelman.

Lions add a bull at defensive tackle

The Lions have added a little more beef to an already beefed up 2016 draft.

Anthony Zettel was the pick for Detroit with 202nd overall selection in the sixth round. Zettel, a defensive tackle that stands at 6-foot-4 and 277 pounds, is a solid depth addition to Lions defensive unit that is in need of big, young bodies in its interior.

Zettel is from Ogemaw Heights, Michigan. He was recruited by both Michigan and MSU before ultimately choosing Penn State.

Lions take Michigan QB Rudock

Jake Rudock, a guy a lot of Michigan fans wanted benched after his first couple of starts in Ann Arbor last year, was taken by the Lions with the 191st overall pick in the sixth round of the draft.

Rudock came on after he became comfortable in Jim Harbaugh's system, taking control of the offense and leading a balanced Wolverine attack. He threw for 3017 yards and 20 touchdowns with a 64 percent completion percentage. He threw nine interceptions, but more than half of those came in the first few weeks as he was getting acclimated to a new system after transferring from Iowa.

Bob Quinn knows a thing or two about Michigan quarterback taken in the sixth round as he spent years with Patriots, who took Tom Brady 199th overall in 2000.

Rudock is a solid choice by the Lions and someone that may not jump Dan Orlovsky on the depth chart right away, but has a chance to become a solid backup quarterback in this league.

Vikings take German wide receiver

Moritz Boehringer was a 17-year-old kid in Germany who randomly came across a video of Adrian Peterson on YouTube and fell in love with football. Now, he's Peterson's teammate after being taken by the Vikings in the sixth round (180th overall) as a wide receiver.

Boehringer is a fascinating prospect. Having never played collegiate football, the odds may be stacked against him. But be assured, his measurables make him worth taking a flier on this late in the draft. Boehringer is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds while running a 4.3 40-yard dash.

Lions add another physical player

The Lions have a need at linebacker, and though Antwione Williams from Georgia Southern won't be expected to start in 2016, he's a solid addition to the team's depth at the position and could see some playing time if he performs well in practice.

Detroit took Williams (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) with the 169th overall pick in the draft. He can force fumbles as he's a hard-hitter when he gets going downhill. Scouts also say Williams supposed to be pretty good in coverage. The knock on him is that his instincts may be a little slow as he sits and waits for the play to develop. Obviously, he's got the size and physicality to succeed.

Surprise, surprise...Lions go with another lineman

The Lions continue to show that they don't think they've got a lot of depth in the trenches, going with Joe Dahl, an offensive guard from Washington State with the 151st overall pick.

Dahl is the fifth consecutive pick that analysts have dubbed "tough and hard-nosed." Though Dahl comes from an offense that threw the ball a ton under coach Mike Leach, he appears to have the intangibles to be a solid addition to the Lions depth on the offensive line.

Local product taken by Ravens

Matt Judon made a name for himself at West Bloomfield High School and continued to do big things on the football field at Division 2 Grand Valley State in Grand Rapids.

All of that hard work has paid off as Judon, a defensive end, was taken by the Baltimore Ravens with the 146th overall pick.

Ohio St. QB Jones goes to Buffalo

Cardale Jones had himself an up and down year in 2015, going from national champion to backup quarterback at Ohio State after getting off to a tough start early in the season.

Now, he's a Buffalo Bill, taken with the final pick of the fourth round (139th overall).

Jones is a work in progress and he knew he wasn't going to get any playing time going forward with J.T. Barrett calling the shots in Columbus. He'll be a backup in Buffalo, but with a cannon arm like his, anything is possible in the future.

Michigan's Henry is a Raven

Willie Henry (DT) elected to leave Michigan a year early and was taken by the Baltimore Ravens with the 132nd overall pick.

For Henry, he just traded one Harbaugh for another, as Jim's brother, John, is the head man in Baltimore.

Henry has a lot of upside. He plays the run very well and has all of the intangibles to be a solid pass rusher at the next level.

Henry is the second Wolverine taken in this draft after center Graham Glasgow was taken by the Lions late in the third round yesterday.

WMU tackle heading to Minnesota

The first player from an in-state school not named Michigan or Michigan State was Willie Beavers, an offensive tackle from Western Michigan, who was taken by the Minnesota Vikings with the 121st overall pick.

Beavers (Southfield Lathrup) is one of two Broncos expected to be taken at some point today, with the other being wide receiver Daniel Braverman.

Beavers is 6-for-4, 324 pounds, so matching up with NFL guys is not going to be a problem for this young man. His success at the next level depends on whether he can smoothly transition into being a guard, where he projects in the NFL, despite starting at tackle for three years in Kalamazoo.

Lions grab hard-hitting safety

The Lions added some much-needed depth to their secondary in safety Miles Killebrew out of Southern Utah with the 111th overall pick.

The word on Killebrew is that he is a run-stuffing safety that can really deliver a blow to ball carriers. He's the new-wave kind of safety in the NFL as he's got the skill-set of a linebacker.

MSU QB Cook is Raider

In a bit of a puzzler, the Oakland Raiders took MSU quarterback Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The Raiders already have a young stud quarterback that they are very high on in Derek Carr. They must have thought Cook was too good of a value to pass on in the fourth round as they traded their fourth round and fifth picks to Cleveland for the right to draft Cook.

Cook is a proven winner at the collegiate level, but it looks like he's going to have to bide his time in the NFL (barring injury) and learn behind Carr before getting a shot somewhere else down the road.

Wisconsin LB first off the board

Joe Schobert out of Wisconsin was the first player off the board on day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Those familiar with Big Ten football are familiar with Schobert, who started his career as a walk-on with the Badgers before becoming one of the best linebackers in the conference by the time he left Madison.

Round 4

1 (99) Cleveland: Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin

2 (100) Oakland: Connor Cook, QB, MSU

3 (101) Dallas: Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma

4 (102) San Diego: Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State

5 (103) Jacksonville: Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame

6 (104) Baltimore: Tavon Young, CB, Temple

7 (105) Kansas City: Parker Ehinger, G, Cinncinati

8 (106) Kansas City: Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota

9 (107) Baltimore: Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati

10 (108) Tampa Bay: Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central

11 (109) NY Giants: B.J. Goodson, LB, Clemson

12 (110) Los Angeles: Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky

13 (111) Detroit: Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah

14 (112) New England: Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia

15 (113) Chicago: Nick Kwiatkoski, LB, WVU

16 (114) Cleveland: Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn

17 (115) Atlanta: De'Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota

18 (116) Indianapolis: Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas

19 (117) Los Angeles: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina

20 (118) NY Jets: Justin Burris, CB, North Carolina St.

21 (119) Houston: Tyler Ervin, RB, SJSU

22 (120) New Orleans: David Onyemata, DT, Manitoba (CA)

23 (121) Minnesota: Willie Beavers, OT, WMU

24 (122) Cincinnati: Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

25 (123) Pittsburgh: Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU

26 (124) Chicago: Deon Bush, S, Miami (FL)

27 (125) Indianapolis: Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida

28 (126) Kansas City: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida

29 (127) Chicago: Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa

30 (128) Arizona: Evan Boehm, OG, Arizona

31 (129) Cleveland: Derrick Kindred, S, TCU

32 (130) Baltimore: Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska

33 (131) Green Bay: Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford

34 (132) Baltimore: Willie Henry, DT, Michigan

35 (133) San Francisco: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU

36 (134) Baltimore: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech

37 (135) Dallas: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi St.

38 (136) Denver: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

39 (137) Green Bay: Dean Lowry, DE, Northwestern

40 (138) Cleveland: Seth DeValve, WR, Princeton

41 (139) Buffalo: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

Round 5

1 (140) Tennessee: Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass

2 (141) Carolina: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma

3 (142) San Francisco: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian St.

4 (143) Oakland: DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech

5 (144) Denver: Connor McGovern, G, Missouri

6 (145) San Francisco: John Theus, OT, Georgia

7 (146) Baltimore: Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State

8 (147) Seattle: Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland

9 (148) Tampa Bay: Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA

10 (149) NY Giants: Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA

11 (150) Chicago: Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana

12 (151) Detroit: Joe Dahl, G, Washington State

13 (152) Washington: Matt Ioannidis, DT, Temple

14 (153) Philadelphia: Wendell Smallwood, RB, WVU

15 (154) Cleveland: Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA

16 (155) Indianapolis: Joe Haeg, OT, NDSU

17 (156) Buffalo: Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas

18 (157) Denver: LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah

19 (158) NY Jets: Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina

20 (159) Houston: KJ Dillon, S, WVU

21 (160) Minnesota: Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri

22 (161) Cincinnati: Christian Westerman, G, Arizona St.

23 (162) Kansas City: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

24 (163) Green Bay: Trevor Davis, WR, California

25 (164) Philadelphia: Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, TCU

26 (165) Kansas City: Tyreek Hills, WR, West Alabama

27 (166) Houston: D.J. Reader, DT, Clemson

28 (167) Arizona: Marqui Christian, S, Midwestern St.

29 (168) Cleveland: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor

30 (169) Detroit: Antwione Williams, LB, Georgia Southern

31 (170) Arizona: Cole Toner, OT, Harvard

32 (171) Seattle: Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

33 (172) Cleveland: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

34 (173) Cleveland: Trey Caldwell, CB, Louisiana-Monroe

35 (174) San Francisco: Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss

36 (175) San Diego: Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron

Round 6

1 (176) Denver: Andy Janovich, FB, Nebraska

2 (177) Los Angeles: Temarrick Hemmingway, TE, South Carolina St.

3 (178) Kansas City: D.J. White, CB, Ga. Tech

4 (179) San Diego: Drew Kaser, P, Texas A&M

5 (180) Minnesota: Moritz Boehringer, WR, Germany

6 (181) Jacksonville: Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana

7 (182) Baltimore: Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy

8 (183) Tampa Bay: Devante Bond, LB, Oklahoma

9 (184) NY Giants: Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina

10 (185) Chicago: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary

11 (186) Miami: Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech

12 (187) Washington: Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana

13 (188) Minnesota: David Morgan, TE, UTSA

14 (189) Dallas: Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue

15 (190) Los Angeles: Josh Forrest, LB, Kentucky

16 (191) Detroit: Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

17 (192) Buffalo: Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU

18 (193) Tennessee: Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas

19 (194) Oakland: Cory James, LB, Colorado State

20 (195) Atlanta: Wes Schweitzer, OG, SJSU

21 (196) Philadelphia: Blake Countess, CB, Auburn

22 (197) Tampa Bay: Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern

23 (198) San Diego: Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin

24 (199) Cincinnati: Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss

25 (200) Green Bay: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

26 (201) Jacksonville: Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas

27 (202) Detroit: Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn St.

28 (203) Kansas City: Dadi Lhomme Nicolas, LB, Va. Tech

29 (204) Miami: Jordan Lucas, S, Penn St.

30 (205) Arizona: Harlan Miller, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

31 (206) Los Angeles: Mike Thomas, WR, Souther Miss.

32 (207) San Francisco: Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech

33 (208) New England: Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, Eastern Illinois

34 (209) Baltimore: Maruice Canady, CB, Virginia

35 (210) Detroit: Jimmy Landes, LS, Baylor

36 (211) San Francisco: Kevin Taylor, WR, Florida

37 (212) Dallas: Kavon Frazier, S, Central Mich.

38 (213) San Francisco: Aaron Burbridge, WR, MSU

39 (214) New England: Elandon Roberts, LB, Houston

40 (215) Seattle: Joey Hunt, C, TCU

41 (216) Dallas: Darius Jackson, RB, EMU

42 (217) Dallas: Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor

43 (218) Buffalo: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC

44 (219) Denver: Will Parks, S, Arizona

45 (220) Pittsburgh: Travis Feeney, LB, Washington

46 (221) New England: Ted Karras, G, Illinois

Round 7

1 (222) Tennessee: Aaron Wallace, LB, UCLA

2 (223) Miami: Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky

3 (224) San Diego: Donovan Clark, G, MSU

4 (225) New England: Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona St.

5 (226) Jacksonville: Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas

6 (227) Minnesota: Stephen Weatherly, LB, Vanderbilt

7 (228) Denver: Riley Dixon, P, Syracuse

8 (229) Pittsburgh: Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston

9 (230) Chicago: Daniel Braverman, WR, WMU

10 (231) Miami: Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA

11 (232) Washington: Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College

12 (233) Philadelphia: Jalen Mills, S, LSU

13 (234) Oakland: Vadal Alexander, G, LSU

14 (235) NY Jets: Lachlan Edwards, P, SHSU

15 (236) Detroit: Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington

16 (237) New Orleans: Daniel Lasco, RB, California

17 (238) Atlanta: Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA

18 (239) Indianapolis: Trevor Bates, LB, Maine

19 (240) Philadelphia: Alex McCalister, DE, Florida

20 (241) NY Jets: Charone Peake, WR, Clemson

21 (242) Washington: Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia

22 (243) Seattle: Kenny Lawler, WR, California

23 (244) Minnesota: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson

24 (245) Cincinnati: Clayton, S, Illinois

25 (246) Pittsburgh: Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple

26 (247) Seattle: Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson

27 (248) Indianapolis: Austin Blythe, C, Iowa

28 (249) San Francisco: Prince Charles Iworah, CB, Western Kentucky

29 (250) Cleveland: Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona

30 (251) Philadelphia: Joe Walker, LB, Oregon

31 (252) Carolina: Beau Sandland, TE, Montana St.

32 (253) Tennessee: Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss