Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Picked 1st in Pro Bowl Draft
WAHIAWA, Hawaii (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been selected with the first pick in the Pro Bowl Draft.
Wilson was chosen Wednesday by Michael Irvin, who is serving as a Pro Bowl legend captain opposite fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.
Rice took New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with his first pick, the second overall in the draft.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones went with the third pick to Team Irvin, and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack was drafted by Team Rice with the fourth pick.
Thirty-four players — mostly linemen — were pre-drafted on Tuesday for the NFL's all-star game. Forty-eight players will be drafted or assigned Wednesday.
The draft is being held in an airplane hangar at Wheeler Army Airfield, located in the town of Wahiawa in the central plain of Oahu, the most populated of the Hawaiian Islands.
Only ticketed military members were allowed to attend the draft.
The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday at Aloha Stadium.