Kapolei, HI, United States (4E Sports) – The two protagonists selected their defensive tackles, offensive line and special teams in the opening day of the first-ever NFL Pro Bowl Draft in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Team Sanders is captained by J.J. Watt and Jamaal Charles and coached by Chuck Pagano while Team Rice is coached by Ron Rivera and captained by Drew Brees and Robert Quinn.
Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe were selected by Team Sanders as its defensive tackles while Jason Hatcher, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams went to Team Rice.
In the guards’ category, Team Sanders picked Marshal Yanda, Logan Mankins and Kyle Long (assigned) while Team Rice selected Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs and Evan Mathis.
The other players selected by both squads:
Center — Sanders: Mike Pouncey and Alex Mack, Rice: Ryan Kalil and Nick Mangold (assigned)
Fullbacks — Sanders: Marcel Reece (assigned), Rice: Mike Tolbert
Special teams — Sanders: Matthew Slater, Rice: Justin Bethel (assigned)
Punters — Sanders: Brandon Fields (assigned), Rice: Johnny Hekker
Long snappers — Sanders: J.J. Jansen. Rice: Matt Overton
With 60 players still left to be selected, the second day Wednesday will include wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks.