– New “Unconferenced” Pro Bowl Format Culminates with Stars Being Realigned on
Pro Bowl Draft Show at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network –
– Alumni Captains Jerry Rice & Deion Sanders Have Final Say Over Draft Decisions –
The first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised during a live three-hour primetime broadcast on NFL Network at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Final details and rules governing the Pro Bowl Draft were announced today by the NFL.
The 2014 Pro Bowl Draft will be held on January 21-22 in Kapolei, HI on the grounds of Lanikuhonua, adjacent to the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa. All 88 Pro Bowl players are expected to be in attendance for Wednesday’s live show.
On Tuesday, January 21, 22 players (11 per team) will be drafted from certain position groups – guards, centers, fullbacks, interior defensive linemen, punters and special teamers. The remaining players will be drafted on Wednesday during NFL Network’s live broadcast.
Players selected on Tuesday will kick off Wednesday night’s live primetime Draft show by walking the red carpet. Taped elements of the previous day’s draft process also will be featured.
Fans can follow along with every pick of the Pro Bowl Draft in an exclusive second screen experience at www.NFL.com/probowl. Browse selected Pro Bowl players, view up-to-the-minute team rosters and weigh in on who should be the next pick. Post-draft, an interactive depth chart will preview all of the best matchups leading up to game day.
Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE and DEION SANDERS will serve as alumni team captains for their eponymously-named Pro Bowl squads – Team Rice and Team Sanders – and have final say over draft decisions. The NFL legends will each be assisted by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion in the draft process.
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