Instead of the usual conference vs. conference match-up between the AFC and the NFC, the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl featured a first ever Pro Bowl draft. Two teams were chosen by captains and Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. The draft started with Day 1 on Tuesday night and finished up on Day 2 on Wednesday night.
The Eagles sent four players to the Pro Bowl this year: RB LeSean McCoy, OG Evan Mathis (first alternate), WB DeSean Jackson (second alternate), and QB Foles (second alternate). Eagles starting LT Jason Peters was elected to the Pro Bowl but decided not to participate. Funny enough, the group of the four Eagles players was split in half and two went to each team. Here are the results:
RB LeSean McCoy - 4th overall pick. First RB off the board. Promptly noted "Sup, Deion?" after being drafted by Team Rice.
OG Evan Mathis - Drafted on Day 1.
WR DeSean Jackson - 39th overall. Not much love for DeSean...
QB Nick Foles - 46th overall. Second to last pick, only Alex Smith was taken after him. No love for Foles!
Complete team rosters
[C] = Captain
* = Mathis was traded for Orakpo after the draft ended
|Team Rice||Team Sanders|
|Drew Brees [C]||Jamaal Charles [C]|
|Robert Quinn [C]||J.J. Watt [C]|
|Jimmy Graham||Andrew Luck|
|LeSean McCoy||Cam Newton|
|Joe Haden||Patrick Peterson|
|Joe Thomas||Dez Bryant|
|Josh Gordon||A.J. Green|
|Alshon Jeffrey||Robert Mathis*|
|Vontaze Burfict||Darrelle Revis|
|Brandon Flowers||Luke Kuechly|
|Cameron Jordan||Eric Berry|
|Eric Reid||Brent Grimes|
|Antonio Cromartie||Greg Hardy|
|DeMarco Murray||Antonio Brown|
|Tyron Smith||Duane Brown|
|Justin houston||Trent Williams|
|Jairus Byrd||Tamba Hali|
|Brandon Marshall||Eric Weddle|
|Cameron Wake||Mario Williams|
|Jordan Gross||Branden Albert|
|Derrick Johnson||Paul Posluszny|
|Brian Orakpo*||Terrell Suggs|
|John Abraham||Alfred Morris|
|Matt Forte||DeSean Jackson|
|Larry Fitzgerald||Tim Jennings|
|Alterraun Verner||Justin Tucker|
|Stephen Gostowski||Cordarrelle Patterson|
|Dexter McCluster||T.J. Ward|
|Antrelle Rolle||Jordan Cameron|
|Tony Gonzalez||Jason Witten|
|Phillip Rivers||Nick Foles|
The game will take place in Hawaii on January 26th, 2014.