Seahawks’ Wilson picked 1st in Pro Bowl breeze
Eli, Beckham on same group
WAHIAWA, Hawaii — Eli Manning was a second collect Wednesday in a 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.
“Hopefully, we can be on a same page and offshoot adult and get a integrate touchdowns,” Manning said.
Beckham and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald are portion as active-player captains for Team Rice, while 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. The quarterback was asked if 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.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was comparison with a initial 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.
Rice grabbed Manning with his initial pick, second overall.
Atlanta 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, 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 Texans in a sixth and seventh rounds, respectively.
Rice comparison 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 a initial using back, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson, with his seventh-round pick.
Thirty-four players — mostly linemen and special teams players — were pre-drafted on Tuesday. Forty-eight players were drafted or reserved Wednesday.
It is a third uninterrupted year a annual all-star diversion will be played in an “unconferenced” format.
A record 33 strange Pro Bowl selections won’t seem in a game. Fourteen of them are in a Super Bowl, while a remaining 22 have opted out due to injuries and/or personal reasons.
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 since 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 will be personification in his final game. The 39-year-old defensive behind 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 some-more — my NFL career is over — so we wanted to come out, suffer Hawaii and afterwards hopefully float off into a sunset.”
After being played in Glendale, Arizona, final year, a Pro Bowl is returning to Aloha Stadium, where it was played each year from 1980-2009 and again from 2011-13 and many recently in 2015. The diversion was played in Miami in 2010.
Rice was a winning alumni captain in a initial Pro Bowl to use a stream format in 2013. 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.
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