Jan 22, 2014; Ko

2014 Pro Bowl "Official" Rosters: Day 2 Update

 

If you missed any of the constant announcements throughout the season, the Pro Bowl has taken a drastically different form this year. Instead of the typically bland “conferenced” game  that essentially came and went on the Sunday before the Super Bowl, the NFL has warped the new Pro Bowl into something much more “entertaining.”

The somewhat confusing  festivities started Tuesday, which we attempted to cover in an update on Ramblin’ Fan yesterday morning. To quickly sum it up, the “team captains” took sides with either Deion Sanders or Jerry Rice, followed by a mini-draft of several “low key” positions (i.e. guards, centers, punters, fullbacks, defensive tackles, special teamers). Those Day 1 picked were, oddly enough, done on a position-by-position basis, as opposed to the typical, fantasy football-style, “open” draft process.

However, Day 2 was a completely different monster. The NFL dropped the previous day’s selection system and allowed Team Rice and Team Sanders to pick freely among the remaining players, with some limitations, of course. The two squad alternated selections, being given 2:00 minutes per pick to make their decision. As with fantasy teams, there was a limit to the number of players at each position that any singular team could select; no team could pick more than half of any specific positional grouping. Once the second-to-last member of an position was picked (ex. the 5th offensive tackle out of the 6 available), the final member was automatically assigned to the other team.

An interesting concept, if nothing else.

To end the Draft, the NFL also mandated a trade between the two teams, which, oddly enough, seemed less like a trade and more like Team Rice getting to “steal” whichever player he wanted from Team Sanders. In that deal, Rice and his captains took Robert Mathis, the lead leader in sacks this season, and sent over Brian Orakpo.

Here are those picks from yesterday…

Quarterbacks  
Team Player
Team Rice Drew Brees (Captain)
Team Sanders
Andrew Luck
Team Sanders
Cam Newton
Team Rice
Philip Rivers
Team Sanders
Nick Foles
Team Rice
Alex Smith
Running Backs  
Team Player
Team Sanders Jamaal Charlers (Captain)
Team Rice
LeSean McCoy
Team Rice
DeMarco Murray
Team Sanders
Eddie Lacy
Team Rice
Matt Forte
Team Sanders
Alfred Morris
Wide Receivers  
Team Player
Team Sanders
Dez Bryant
Team Sanders
A.J. Green
Team Rice
Josh Gordon
Team Rice
Alshon Jeffery
Team Sanders
Antonio Brown
Team Rice
Brandon Marshall
Team Sanders
DeSean Jackson
Team Rice
Larry Fitzgerald
Tight Ends  
Team Player
Team Rice
Jimmy Graham
Team Rice
Tony Gonzalez
Team Sanders
Jason Witten
Team Sanders
Jordan Cameron
Offensive Tackles  
Team Player
Team Rice
Joe Thomas
Team Sanders
Duane Brown
Team Rice
Tyron Smith
Team Sanders
Trent Williams
Team Sanders
Branden Albert
Team Rice
Jordan Gross
Defensive Ends  
Team Player
Team Rice Robert Quinn (Captain)
Team Sanders J.J. Watt (Captain)
Team Rice
Cam Jordan
Team Sanders
Greg Hardy
Team Rice
Cameron Wake
Team Sanders
Mario Williams
Outside Linebackers  
Team Player
Team Rice
Robert Mathis
Team Rice
Justin Houston
Team Sanders
Tamba Hali
Team Sanders
Terrell Suggs
Team Sanders
Brian Orakpo
Team Rice
John Abraham
Inside Linebackers  
Team Player
Team Sanders
Luke Kuechly
Team Rice
Vontaze Burfict
Team Rice
Derrick Johnson
Team Sanders
Paul Posluszny
Cornerbacks  
Team Player
Team Sanders
Patrick Peterson
Team Sanders
Darrelle Revis
Team Rice
Brandon Flowers
Team Sanders
Brent Grimes
Team Rice
Alterraun Verner
Team Sanders
Tim Jennings
Team Rice Joe Haden
Team Rice Antonio Cromartie
Safetys  
Team Player
Team Sanders
Eric Berry
Team Rice
Eric Reid
Team Rice
Jairus Byrd
Team Sanders
Eric Weddle
Team Sanders
T.J. Ward
Team Rice
Antrel Rolle
Kickers  
Team Player
Team Sanders
Justin Tucker
Team Rice
Stephen Gostkowski
Returners  
Team Player
Team Rice
Dexter McCluster
Team Sanders
Cordarrelle Patterson

 

So, unless the NFL decides to throw any other wrenches into the new Pro Bowl format, these should be the final rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders. Luckily, both of the St. Louis Rams’ representatives are on the same squad, so Rams Nation can whole-heartedly be cheering for Team Rice this coming Sunday.

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