Jan 27, 2013, Honolulu, HI, USA; General view of a performance by recording artist Train before the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-25. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Pro Bowl draft rules

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the inaugural Pro Bowl draft will be held. Hall of Famers Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice will be selecting the teams, with the help of team captains that were determined by taking the top offensive and defensive vote-getters from each conference.

The captains from the NFC are New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, while the AFC representatives are Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. The captains will be assigned prior to the draft which kicks off on Tuesday.

Here is how the first pick of the draft will be determined, via NFL.com:

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, there will be a coin toss at the Pro Bowl press conference. The winner will choose between the captain group or first pick in the Tuesday and Wednesday drafts. If the winner of the coin flip chooses a captain group, the loser will be assigned the other captain group and have first pick in the Tuesday and Wednesday drafts. If the winner of the coin flip chooses first pick in the Tuesday and Wednesday drafts, the loser will pick a captain group.

At the conclusion of the draft, the team that chooses second may make one trade. Players must be the same position (e.g., wide receiver for wide receiver). This must only involve players selected beyond the fifth round. The trade may not be for a quarterback. If the team that chose second decides to make a trade, the trade is mandatory.

Teams must have a set number of players at each position. The roster breakdown must be as follows:

Offense: 

» Four wide receivers
» Three tackles
» Three guards
» Two centers
» Two tight ends
» Three quarterbacks
» Three running backs
» One fullback

Defense: 

» Three defensive ends
» Three interior linemen
» Three outside linebackers
» Two inside/middle linebackers
» Four cornerbacks
» Three safeties

Special Teams: 

» One punter
» One placekicker
» One special teamer
» One returner
» One “need” player selected by coach (e.g., long snapper)

Once a team has two quarterbacks on the roster, they will not be able to draft a third until the final round of the draft.

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