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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson picked 1st in Pro Bowl Draft


    Pro Bowl players arrive for the NFL Pro Bowl football draft show at the Wheeler Army Airfield today.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was the first player picked in today’s Pro Bowl draft at Wheeler Army Airfield as former NFL greats Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice assembled their rosters for for Sunday’s game at Aloha Stadium

Wilson, who made his Pro Bowl debut as a rookie in 2013, was selected by Team Irvin to open the fantasy-style draft. He was unavailable for the Pro Bowl the last two years after leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl and returned this year with Seattle falling to Carolina in the divisional round.

Rice then picked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with the second pick. Manning will be reunited with Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., one of the player captains Rice picked after winning a coin toss at Tuesday’s press conference at Turtle Bay.

Team Irvin selected Falcons receiver Julio Jones with its second pick today. Team Rice followed with Oakland Raiders defensive end Kahlil Mack.

The Pro Bowl returns to Aloha Stadium on Sunday after being played in Arizona last year. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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