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William Penn's Stokes taken No. 255 by Patriots

Andy Stokes didn't intend to be "Mr. Irrelevant," but somebody had to descend to No. 255. The William Penn TE was the final pick of the NFL draft Sunday, selected by the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.

Updated: April 24, 2005, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Andy Stokes didn't intend to be "Mr. Irrelevant," but somebody had to descend to No. 255.

The William Penn tight end was the final pick of the NFL draft Sunday, selected by the two-time defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Stokes will be center stage at the 30th annual Mr. Irrelevant Week, a bash starting June 20 at Newport Beach, Calif. He'll attend banquets, take part in a parade and get the Lowsman Trophy, the Mr. Irrelevant Week's answer ...

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