Russell Wilson, Eli Manning tip picks in 2016 Pro Bowl draft

WAHIAWA, Hawaii — Eli Manning was a second altogether collect Wednesday in a 2016 Pro Bowl draft, and he’s got his No. 1 man on his side in far-reaching receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The New York Giants twin will paint Team Rice in a NFL’s all-star diversion Sunday during Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The diversion will be televised during 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

“Hopefully, we can be on a same page and offshoot adult and get a integrate touchdowns,” Manning said.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was comparison with a initial altogether collect in a draft. He was comparison by Michael Irvin, who is portion as a Pro Bowl fable captain conflicting associate Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

Beckham and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald are portion as active-player captains for Team Rice, and Atlanta Falcons using behind Devonta Freeman and Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Geno Atkins are captains for Team Irvin.

Manning and Beckham bending adult for 13 touchdowns this deteriorate and wish to do it again Sunday. Manning was asked possibly they have any special plays in a works.

“We’ll have to speak about it,” Manning said. “We’ve got a few plays that we’ve run over a years that we competence have to chuck into a offense, and hopefully, we can get together on a integrate large plays.”

Falcons far-reaching receiver Julio Jones went with a third choice to Team Irvin, and Oakland Raiders defensive finish Khalil Mack was drafted by Team Rice with a fourth pick.

Irvin took defensive players with his subsequent 3 picks — Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Detroit Lions defensive finish Ezekiel Ansah and Seahawks defensive finish Michael Bennett — before drafting far-reaching receivers A.J. Green of a Bengals and DeAndre Hopkins of a Houston Texans in a sixth and seventh rounds, respectively.

Rice comparison Miami Dolphins far-reaching receiver Jarvis Landry with his third collect and went with a Raiders twin of quarterback Derek Carr and far-reaching receiver Amari Cooper with his subsequent dual selections before holding Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters and afterwards a initial using back, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

Thirty-four players, mostly linemen and special-teams players, were pre-drafted Tuesday. Forty-eight players were drafted or reserved Wednesday.

This is a third uninterrupted year a Pro Bowl will be played in an “unconferenced” format, with discussion affiliations not deliberate in Pro Bowl selections.

A record 33 strange Pro Bowl selections won’t seem in a game. Fourteen of them are in a Super Bowl, and a residue have opted out given of injuries and/or personal reasons. None of a New England Patriots’ 7 selections will play given of injuries, a many selections though an tangible coming for a non-Super Bowl group given a 2009 season, according to a Elias Sports Bureau.

The series of players possibly voted to a Pro Bowl or combined as an swap is 133. That’s a top series in NFL history, according to Elias research, and good over a prior high of 119 set after a 2009 season. A sum of 86 players were creatively voted to a game.

Two of a stars honoring their commitments to play are Raiders teammates Mack and reserve Charles Woodson.

“I feel it’s critical to be here only given of a adore of a game, generally with this being my initial time being means to be here and we wanted to take advantage of it,” pronounced Mack, who had 15 sacks and 77 tackles this season.

Woodson, 39, will be personification in his final game. He is timid after 18 seasons in a joining and 9 Pro Bowl selections.

“It was about being my final time, though it was about my family and us being means to take this outing together,” Woodson said. “This will be my final time ever suiting adult in an NFL uniform to indeed go out there and run around as a player, so this is it. After this game, there’s no more. My NFL career is over. So we wanted to come out, suffer Hawaii and afterwards hopefully float off into a sunset.”

After it was played in Glendale, Arizona, final year, a Pro Bowl is returning to Aloha Stadium, where it was played each year from 1980 to 2009 and again from 2011 to ’13 and many recently in 2015. The diversion was played in Miami in 2010.

Rice was a winning alumni captain in 2013, a initial year a Pro Bowl used a stream format. Irvin was a captain of a winning group in final year’s game.

The breeze was hold in an aeroplane hangar during Wheeler Army Airfield, located in a city of Wahiawa in a executive plain of Oahu, a many populated of a Hawaiian Islands.

Only ticketed troops members were authorised to attend.

Information from The Associated Press and ESPN’s Kevin Seifert was used in this report.

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