The 2014 Pro Bowl draft kicks off tonight, with Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders selecting the first 11 players for their team. The draft will continue on Wednesday during a three-hour draft special on the NFL Network.
Ahead of the draft, a coin toss was held to determine the first pick. The winner of the coin toss could either take the first pick or select one of the two sets of team captains that were determined by fan voting.
The top offensive and defensive players from the AFC and NFC were named captains and paired up prior to today. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was the top vote-getter on offense for the AFC, while Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was the highest vote-getter on defense.
Both of these players have been added to Team Deion.
That means New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn will be on Team Jerry Rice.
Deion shared a photo of his team captains Tuesday afternoon on Twitter:
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) January 21, 2014
We still do not know who won the coin toss and who will have the first pick in the draft, but those questions will be answered soon.
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