The first-ever NFL Pro Bowl Draft kicked-off tonight with the selection of 22 players (11 per team) consisting of guards, centers, fullbacks, interior defensive linemen, punters and special teamers.
Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl squads – Team Rice and Team Sanders – and have final say over draft decisions.
Rice won a coin flip earlier today where he selected Saints QB Drew Brees and Rams DE Robert Quinn as his team captions, and Sanders picked Texans DE JJ Watt and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.
Players were drafted in rounds determined by position groups, and first up, it was the interior defensive lineman.
The first-overall pick came from Team Rice, and it was Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Here are the picks made by Team Rice:
Dallas Cowboys DT JASON HATCHER
Buffalo Bills DT MARCELL DAREUS
Buffalo Bills DT KYLE WILLIAMS
New Orleans Saints G JAHRI EVANS
New Orleans Saints G BEN GRUBBS
Philadelphia Eagles G EVAN MATHIS
Carolina Panthers C RYAN KALIL
N.Y. Jets C NICK MANGOLD
Carolina Panthers FB MIKE TOLBERT
Arizona Cardinals ST JUSTIN BETHEL
St. Louis Rams P JOHNNY HEKKER
Indianapolis Colts LS MATT OVERTON.
Here are the picks made by Team Sanders:
Detroit Lions DT NDAMUKONG SUH
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT GERALD McCOY
Kansas City Chiefs DT DONTARI POE
Baltimore Ravens G MARSHAL YANDA
New England Patriots G LOGAN MANKINS
Chicago Bears G KYLE LONG
Miami Dolphins C MIKE POUNCEY
Cleveland Browns C ALEX MACK
Oakland Raiders FB MARCEL REECE
New England Patriots ST MATTHEW SLATER
Miami Dolphins P BRANDON FIELDS
Carolina Panthers LS J.J. JANSEN.
The remaining players will be drafted on Wednesday during a live three-hour broadcast on NFL Network at 8:00 PM ET.
The 2014 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald’s, will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 26, on NBC at 7:00 PM ET.