Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl Draft: 2016 Rosters Set for Team Irvin and Team Rice

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

January 28, 2016


The Pro Bowl returns to Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, and Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will serve as captains this year – Rice was the captain of the winning team in 2013 and Irvin was the winning captain in 2014.

Now, the rosters are set! 34 players were pre-drafted Tuesday night, and 48 players were drafted and/or assigned Wednesday night. This is the third consecutive year we will see the Pro Bowl played in an unconferenced format.

133 players were voted to the Pro Bowl this year; however, 33 selections will not appear in the game. 14 of the players are in the Super Bowl, while the others will not be able to play due to injury or other personal reasons.

Take a look below at the draft picks and who will make up each team in this year’s Pro Bowl.

Team Irvin

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Geno Atkins are serving as active-player captains for Team Irvin.

For the first time, Andrew Luck wasn’t the No. 1 overall pick…are you surprised? Pro Bowl legend captain Michael Irvin scored the number one pick in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft and selected Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Team Irvin also added Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones followed by three defensive players: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. As you can see, Irvin loaded up on the Seahawks early.

After that, Irvin added wide receivers A.J. Green of the Bengals (who Irvin is calling “money”) and DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans in the sixth and seventh rounds.

Irvin also selected every single Cowboys player available, which seems to be the trend every year.

Here is the complete Team Irvin roster:

Coach: Winston Moss, Packers

Captain: RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons)

Captain: DT Geno Atkins (Bengals)

1. QB Russell Wilson (Seahawks)

2. WR Julio Jones (Falcons)

3. CB Richard Sherman (Seahawks)

4. DE Ezekiel Ansah (Lions)

5. DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks)

6. WR A.J. Green (Bengals)

7. WR DeAndre Hopkins (Texans)

8. RB Todd Gurley (Rams)

9. OLB Anthony Barr (Vikings)

10. CB Desmond Trufant (Falcons)

11. WR Allen Robinson (Jaguars)

12. LB Lavonte David (Buccaneers)

13. TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals)

14. QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers)

15. DE Carlos Dunlap (Bengals)

16. QB Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings)

17. TE Delanie Walker (Titans)

18. S Reshad Jones (Dolphins)

19. OLB Sean Lee (Cowboys)

20. CB Adam Jones (Bengals)

21. RB Latavius Murray (Raiders)

22. S Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles)

23. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Giants)

24. FS Harrison Smith (Vikings)

PRE-SELECTED PICKS (chosen Tuesday)

1. FB Patrick DiMarco (Falcons)

2. OT Branden Albert (Dolphins)

3. OT Tyron Smith (Cowboys)

4. OT Andrew Whitworth (Bengals)

5. G David DeCastro (Steelers)

6. G Zack Martin (Cowboys)

7. G Marshal Yanda (Ravens)

8. C Travis Frederick (Cowboys)

9. C Alex Mack (Browns)

10. DT Calais Campbell (Cardinals)

11 DT Jurrell Casey (Titans)

12. LB NaVorro Bowman (49ers)

13. LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs)

14. K Dan Bailey (Cowboys)

15. P Sam Koch (Ravens)

16. KR Darren Sproles (Eagles)

17. ST Justin Bethel (Cardinals)











Team Rice

NFLOL_Pro_Bowl_Hawaii-Football-Field-Aloha-Stadium_January_2012_QuintEvents-2.jpgNew York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald are the captains for Team Rice.

Hall of Famer Jerry Rice selected Eli Manning as his first pick and the second overall pick in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft, who will join his wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. No surprise there. He then selected Oakland Raiders rising star linebacker Khalil Mack.

With his third pick, Rice chose Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Again, not surprised considering Beckham and Landry are best buds and played together at LSU.

He then selected quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper, both of which play for the Oakland Raiders. His next two selections landed him with Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The most interesting pick was the last pick of the night: Charles Woodson. Woodson is probably the most decorated player of the game and will wear his NFL uniform for the last time at the 2016 Pro Bowl. This 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-Pro selection is retiring after 18 seasons, during which he had 65 interceptions, 13 defensive touchdowns and a Super Bowl championship with Green Bay in 2011.

Here is the complete Team Rice roster:

Coach: Andy Reid, Chiefs

Captain: WR Odell Beckham (Giants)

Captain: DT Aaron Donald (Rams)

1. QB Eli Manning (Giants)

2. DE Khalil Mack (Raiders)

3. WR Jarvis Landry (Dolphins)

4. QB Derek Carr (Raiders)

5. WR Amari Cooper (Raiders)

6. CB Marcus Peters (Chiefs)

7. RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings)

8. OLB Tamba Hali (Chiefs)

9. DE Everson Griffen (Vikings)

10. CB Vontae Davis (Colts)

11. WR T.Y. Hilton (Colts)

12. CB Brent Grimes (Dolphins)

13. RB Doug Martin (Buccaneers)

14. TE Travis Kelce (Chiefs)

15. S Eric Berry (Chiefs)

16. LB Julius Pepper (Packers)

17. DE Cameron Jordan (Saints)

18. QB Tyrod Taylor (Bills)

19. TE Gary Barnidge (Browns)

20. OLB Elvis Dumervil (Ravens)

21. RB Chris Ivory (Jets)

22. CB Jason Verrett (Chargers)

23. SS Mike Adams (Colts)

24. SS Charles Woodson (Raiders)

PRE-SELECTED PICKS (chosen Tuesday)

1. FB John Kuhn (Packers)

2. OT Kyle Long (Bears)

3. OT Joe Staley (49ers)

4. OT Joe Thomas (Browns)

5. G Richie Incognito (Bills)

6. G Logan Mankins (Buccaneers)

7. G Josh Sitton (Packers)

8. G Nick Mangold (Jets)

9. C Eric Wood (Bills)

10. DT Fletcher Cox (Eagles)

11. DT Gerald McCoy (Buccaneers)

12. LB Clay Matthews (Packers)

13. LB Bobby Wagner (Seahawks)

14. K Josh Brown (Giants)

15. P Johnny Hekker (Rams)

16. KR Tyler Lockett (Seahawks)

17. ST Cedric Peerman (Bengals)













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