NFL Pro Bowl Draft Live: Alex Smith Is Taken Last By Team Jerry Rice

Matthew Slater

10:55 p.m.: Team Rice just traded Brian Orakpo to Team Sanders for Robert Mathis. That does it for the Pro Bowl Draft!

10:53 p.m.We have a trade coming up between Team Sanders and Team Rice.

10:49 p.m.Team Sanders selected Foles. So, Team Rice gets Alex Smith, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Now he’s Mr. Irrelevant.

10:47 p.m.They’re making the remaining quarterbacks, the Chiefs’ Alex Smith and the Eagles’ Nick Foles plead their case. They just said “pick me.”

Rice also just beat Deion Sanders at the line in a press drill.

10:41 p.m.Team Rice took Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. He’ll join Drew Brees, his old San Diego teammate.

Rivers also gave away that the draft is scripted. So, that’s interesting.

10:36 p.m.Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was drafted by Team Rice, which means Browns tight end Jordan Cameron and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten are going to Team Sanders.

10:33 p.m.Team Sanders takes Browns safety T.J. Ward. Giants safety Antrel Role is being assigned to Team Rice. I believe there are just six picks left: three quarterbacks and three tight ends.

10:30 p.m.Team Rice took kick returner Dexter McCluster. That means Vikings returner Cordarrelle Patterson is going to Team Sanders.

10:27 p.m.Team Sanders went with the kicker in Round 21! Justin Tucker of the Ravens will be playing on Team Yellow.

That means Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski will be playing with Team Rice.

10:24 p.m.Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner was taken by Team Rice. Drew Brees announced it — probably because Jerry couldn’t pronounce his name.

Bears corner Tim Jennings was assigned to Team Sanders.

10:21 p.m.Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson was drafted by Team Sanders. That means Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was assigned to Team Rice.

10:17 p.m.Team Rice took Bears running back Matt Forte. That means Redskins running back Alfred Morris is going to Team Sanders.

10:12 p.m.: Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs just got taken in the 19th round by Team Sanders. Poor guy.

Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham got assigned to Team Rice.

10:08 p.m.Team Rice selected Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny was assigned to Team Neon Deion. There are 20 players to go!

10:06 p.m.Team Sanders took Chiefs tackle Branden Albert, and Team Rice was assigned Panthers tackle Jordan Gross.

10:02 p.m.Team Sanders took Chargers safety Eric Weddle. Team Rice took Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake, and Team Sanders had Bills defensive end Mario Williams assigned to them because the rest of the defensive ends were selected.

9:56 p.m.: Brandon Marshall sat in the green room (green tent?) for way too long. Team Rice just took the Bears receiver. And Marshall told Deion he couldn’t guard him and that the Team Sanders cornerbacks can’t either.

9:53 p.m.Jamaal Charles just drafted himself some help. Team Sanders drafted Packers running back Eddie Lacy.

9:51 p.m.Team Rice just took Bills safety Jairus Byrd. He might or might not have been asleep earlier. There are a lot of players to go.

9:48 p.m.Tamba Hali just got taken by Team Sanders, and he looks very upset. He said he has a headache. Poor Tamba. At least he joined the winning team.

9:45 p.m.Team Rice just took their first outside linebacker, the Chiefs’ Justin Houston. Houston’s excited to tackle his KC teammate, Jamaal Charles.

9:42 p.m.The man that smushed Richard Sherman’s face last year is Team Sanders’ No. 14 pick, Redskins tackle Trent Williams. He pairs with Duane Brown at tackle.

9:40 p.m.Team Rice took another tackle, the Cowboys’ Tyron Smith. I suspect Smith plays the right side and Joe Thomas plays on the left.

9:38 p.m.J.J. Watt didn’t want to go against his Texans teammate, offensive tackle Duane Brown, so Team Sanders picked him.

9:35 p.m.Team Rice just picked Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to pair with LeSean McCoy. How has no one picked Stephen Gostkowski yet?

9:32 p.m.: Team Sanders just took another receiver, the Steelers’ Antonio Brown. That’s three for Deion.

9:30 p.m.Team Rice just took Jets corner Antonio Cromartie, who had a pretty brutal season in 2013.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Team Sanders is favored by 60 in this one.

9:27 p.m.Team Sanders just took another pass rusher. Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was their 11th-round pick.

Good thing they’re drafting all those pass rushers in a game where no one can blitz and sacking quarterbacks is frowned upon.

9:24 p.m.Team Rice is really making some perplexing decisions. Jerry just called 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid’s name.

9:21 p.m.Team Sanders takes Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes. Sanders’ second cornerback that wears No. 21.

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That sums up the night pretty well.

9:18 p.m.Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is the latest pick from Team Rice. Ndamukong Suh of Team Sanders wanted Jordan. He doesn’t get him.

9:16 p.m.Big news, guys: Team Sanders took Chiefs safety Eric Berry. The first safety off the board.

Also, Eric Berry’s phone is dead. So he must have been very bored.

9:13 p.m.Team Rice just took Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Linebackers back to back!

9:10 p.m.Seven minutes between picks! Team Sanders just took Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.

Bucs and Sanders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy called Jerry Rice the worst GM of all time. He might be right.

9:03 p.m.For some reason, Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers was the No. 7 pick for Team Rice. I haven’t compared the rosters side by side yet, but it seems like Deion has the much better team.

9:00 p.m.Team Sanders took Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Wait, Deion is wearing game pants. Why is Deion wearing game pants? I don’t understand why Deion is wearing game pants.

8:57 p.m.Team Rice went with another young receiver, the Bears’ Alshon Jeffery, or as Jerry called him, “Alshon Jefferies.”

Rice has done his research.

8:54 p.m.Team Sanders takes Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis. It actually was J.J. Watt’s pick.

Andrew Luck has to be happy Mathis won’t be chasing after him.

They keep cutting away to Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci, who are broadcasting from the beach. It’s so windy, it looks like Mooch is going to blow away.

8:51 p.m.The third Brown is off the board! Team Rice just took wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Gordon made Aqib Talib look like Chris Canty — the former Patriots cornerback, that is — earlier in the year.

8:49 p.m.Team Sanders, Watt and Charles took Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green.

8:46 p.m.Team Rice selected the best left tackle in the NFL, the Cleveland Browns’ Joe Thomas. He’ll be protecting Drew Brees on Team Orange.

Joe Thomas said he wasn’t really paying attention because he didn’t expect to be picked for a few hours. Honesty from Mr. Thomas!

8:44 p.m.As you might be able to tell from these timestamps, it’s actually taking three minutes between picks.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was Team Sanders’ fourth pick.

8:41 p.m.Rice just said Sanders wasn’t a shutdown cornerback. I would have to respectfully disagree. Team Rice took Browns cornerback Joe Haden.

8:38 p.m.Deion Sanders selected the player who reminds him of himself, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who says he wears No. 21 for Neon Deion.

8:35 p.m.Team Rice selected Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Shady’s talking trash to Deion Sanders. Team Sanders might make him pay.

8:32 p.m.Team Sanders took another quarterback, the Panthers’ Cam Newton.

8:29 p.m.Terrell Suggs is creeping everyone out by video bombing interviews. It has to stop.

Team Rice took Jimmy Graham with its first pick of the day. He reunites with his quarterback, Drew Brees, who’s a captain on Team Rice.

Brees and Graham’s chemistry might have been destroyed forever had he not been the pick.

8:27 p.m.Deion Sanders made Andrew Luck his No. 1 pick for the day. Chuck Pagano is the Team Sanders head coach, so it only makes sense for Luck to reunite with his coach.

8:25 p.m.Both Sanders and Rice are REQUIRED to use the entire two minutes to make their picks. So, we’ll be here for a while. Strap in.

8:20 p.m.Deion Sanders is a much better trash talker than Jerry Rice.

8:15 p.m.NFL Network is really dragging this out. We’re now introducing the players who were selected in yesterday’s draft. This actually might never start.

Oh, hey, Logan Mankins shaved his beard.

8:08 p.m.Larry Fitzgerald is even giving generic answers at the Pro Bowl. He’d fit in well with the Patriots.

8:05 p.m.The show has started up with Pro Bowlers being introduced in Hawaii, wearing neon yellow and orange shirts. Hawaii looks nice and warm. It’s cold here in New England.

Wednesday, 7:59 p.m.We’re about to get started on the second day of the Pro Bowl draft. Follow along as Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders pick the skill-position players.

9 p.m. ET: That’ll do it for Day 1 of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl draft, but visit on Wednesday night, when we’ll have the Day 2 picks as they’re unveiled.

8:54 p.m. ET: Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, head coach of Team Sanders, and Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, head coach of Team Rice, join everyone on the stage. The coaches have to select a “need” player, and each chooses a long snapper. Team Rice takes Matt Overton from Pagano’s Colts, which prompts Team Sanders to choose J.J. Jansen from Rivera’s Panthers.

8:49 p.m. ET: Punters are up, and Team Rice selects Johnny Hekker of the St. Louis Rams. Brandon Fields of the Miami Dolphins goes to Team Sanders.

8:48 p.m. ET: Matthew Slater, who recorded 11 special-team tackles this season for the New England Patriots, goes to Team Sanders as the specialist. Team Rice takes Justin Bethel, who had 21 special-teams tackles for the Arizona Cardinals.

8:47 p.m. ET: Fullbacks are up. Team Rice takes Mike Tolbert, who led the Carolina Panthers with seven total touchdowns. Team Sanders takes Marcel Reece of the Oakland Raiders.

8:46 p.m. ET: Three positions — specialists, fullbacks and punters — still have to be picked.

8:38 p.m. ET: Centers are next. Team Sanders gets the first pick and takes the Miami Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey, a first time Pro-Bowler who allowed only one sack this season. Team Rice takes Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers.

Deion Sanders and his team snag Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns, and Jerry Rice takes Nick Mangold of the New York Jets with the final pick for this group.

8:29 p.m. ET: The last guard Team Rice picks is Evan Mathis of the Philadelphia Eagles. That leaves Chicago Bears rookie Kyle Long, son of Howie Long, to land with Team Sanders.

8:25 p.m. ET: Jerry Rice’s team gets the first pick with the guard group and takes New Orleans Saints’ Jahri Evans after a brief huddle. Drew Brees takes one of his own with the pick. Team Sanders selects Marshall Yanda of the Baltimore Ravens.

With the second selection of this group, Team Rice takes the other New Orleans Saint, Ben Grubbs. Drew Brees is one happy guy to have both of his guards for the game. Deion Sanders selects New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins, a six-time Pro Bowler.

8:21 p.m. ET: Now it’s time for offensive players to get some love, and the guards are up next.

8:15 p.m. ET: Kansas City’s Dontari Poe is the third and final defensive lineman Team Sanders selects. Kyle Williams of the Buffalo Bills then goes to Jerry Rice’s crew.

8:14 p.m. ET: Team Sanders selects Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their next pick. Team Rice takes the Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus, and two defensive linemen remain.

8:11 p.m. ET: The captains have joined Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders on stage, as the interior defensive lineman are first up to be picked. Team Sanders is on the clock, and J.J. Watt calls the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh as the first pick. The three-time Pro Bowler had 49 tackles and 5.5 sacks this season.

Jerry Rice confers with his group, which takes the Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Hatcher, who had 11 sacks and 41 tackles this season.

8:08 p.m. ET: The Pro Bowl draft is officially underway, and Hawaii looks infinitely better than snowy New England does.

8:05 p.m. ET: Six positions — defensive tackles, guards, centers, fullbacks, punters and specialists — will be drafted tonight. Teams will draft one position group at a time, and the Hall of Famers will have 30 seconds per pick.

6:45 p.m. ET: The draft is still over an hour away, but we have our first selections of the night as Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders have picked their respective captains.

After winning the coin toss, Jerry Rice elected to take New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn as his two captains. Deion Sanders then chose Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to lead his squad Sunday.

11:30 a.m. ET: The NFL is trying something new with the Pro Bowl this season.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice will draft the two Pro Bowl rosters for this year’s game on NFL Network. The teams will not be split up between the AFC and NFC.

The New England Patriots have just three players remaining in the player pool after Aqib Talib dropped out with an injury and Tom Brady bowed out in his now-yearly tradition. Brady has not appeared in a Pro Bowl since February 2005.

We’ll keep track of the two rosters when the draft special airs at 8 p.m. Check out the remaining pool of players below.

Drew Brees, New Orleans
Nick Foles, Philadelphia
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
Cam Newton, Carolina
Philip Rivers, San Diego
Alex Smith, Kansas City

Running back
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Matt Forte, Chicago
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
Alfred Morris, Washington
DeMarco Murray, Dallas

Marcel Reece, Oakland
Mike Tolbert, Carolina

Wide receiver
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Dez Bryant, Dallas
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
Josh Gordon, Cleveland
A. J. Green, Cincinnati
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago
Brandon Marshall, Chicago

Tight end
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland
Vernon Davis, San Francisco
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Jason Witten, Dallas

Offensive tackle
Branden Albert, Kansas City
Duane Brown, Houston
Tyron Smith, Dallas
Joe Staley, San Francisco
Joe Thomas, Cleveland
Trent Williams, Washington

Offensive guard
Jahri Evans, New Orleans
Ben Grubbs, New Orleans
Kyle Long, Chicago
Logan Mankins, New England
Evan Mathis, Philadelphia
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore

Ryan Kalil, Carolina
Alex Mack, Cleveland
Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
Mike Pouncey, Miami

Defensive end
Greg Hardy, Carolina
Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
Robert Quinn, St. Louis
Cameron Wake, Miami
J. J. Watt, Houston
Mario Williams, Buffalo

Defensive tackle
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo
Jason Hatcher, Dallas
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
Dontari Poe, Kansas City
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
Kyle Williams, Buffalo

Outside linebacker
John Abraham, Arizona
Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco
Tamba Hali, Kansas City
Justin Houston, Kansas City
Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

Inside linebacker
Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City
Luke Kuechly, Carolina
Paul Posluszny, Jacksonville

Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets
Brandon Flowers, Kansas City
Brent Grimes, Miami
Joe Haden, Cleveland
Tim Jennings, Chicago
Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Darrelle Revis, Tampa Bay
Alterraun Verner, Tennessee

Free safety
Jairus Byrd, Buffalo
Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants
Eric Weddle, San Diego

Strong safety
Eric Berry, Kansas City
T.J. Ward, Cleveland

Brandon Fields, Miami
John Hekker, St. Louis

Stephen Gostkowski, New England
Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Return specialist
Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota
Dexter McCluster, Kansas City

Justin Bethel, Arizona
Matthew Slater, New England

Long snapper
J.J. Jansen, Carolina
Matt Overton, Indianapolis

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