5 Chiefs With Deion, 5 With Rice For Pro Bowl

Brandon Flowers was one of the early selections in the second day of the first Pro Bowl Draft.

In an attempt to put some life and interest into the Pro Bowl the NFL has created a new method for field the teams. It’s no longer AFC players vs. the guys from the NFC.

It’s Team Deion Sanders against Team Jerry Rice as the Pro Football Hall of Famers stand as the alumni captains for the competing teams. All the players selected for the Pro Bowl went into one pool of talent and on Tuesday and Wednesday the first Pro Bowl Draft were held in Hawaii.

Without conference distinctions it sets up situations where teammates during the regular season will be opponents on the field for the all-star game.

That is what went down with the 10 members of the Chiefs in the game. They ended up being split 5/5 on the squads. Drafted by Team Deion were RB Jamaal Charles, NT Dontari Poe, SS Eric Berry, OLB Tamba Hali and LT Branden Albert. Selected by Team Jerry were CB Brandon Flowers, OLB Justin Houston, ILB Derrick Johnson and returner Dexter McCluster. QB Alex Smith was assigned to Rice’s team when he was the last quarterback available.

In fact, Smith was the last player assigned and that was quite a difference from how he entered the NFL – as the first player selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.

The first player selected in this Draft was Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck, drafted by Team Deion. The No. 2 selection was New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham, taken by Team Jerry, where one of the co-captains was Saints QB Drew Brees.

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