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Pro Bowl Teams 2014: Day 2 Fantasy Draft Results for Team Rice vs. Team Sanders

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Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 23, 2014

With a smorgasbord of skill-position players to choose from, Deion Sanders dubbed Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as the most valuable.  

After Sanders and Jerry Rice filled their Pro Bowl rosters with interior linemen, fullbacks, special teams players and captains—Drew Brees and Robert Quinn for Rice; Jamaal Charles and J.J. Watt for Sanders—on Tuesday in Honolulu, the former superstar cornerback selected Luck to start Day 2 of the inaugural Pro Bowl draft.

After only two years, Luck is already one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. But it's likely Sanders only drafted the Colts' gunslinger because he was so impressed with his ability to clearly match Prime Time's flash and sense of style, per Bleacher Report:

Sanders' adversary, already entrenched with a quarterback from Tuesday, decided to pair up Brees with his favorite target—tight end Jimmy Graham

The two continued to stack up on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive tackles, defensive ends, linebackers, defensive backs, kickers and punt returners until rosters were full. 

Before the draft ended though, fans were dealt one more surprise when Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was traded to Team Sanders in exchange for Colts pass-rusher Robert Mathis.

Here's how the day shook out, while a complete look at Team Sanders and Team Rice can be found at NFL.com:

Pro Bowl Draft: Day 2 Results
Team SandersPositionTeam Rice
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis ColtsQBPhilip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Cam Newton, Carolina PanthersQBAlex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Nick Foles, Philadelphia EaglesQB
RBLeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay PackersRBMatt Forte, Chicago Bears
Alfred Morris, Washington RedskinsRBDeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Green, Cincinnati BengalsWRBrandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Dez Bryant, Dallas CowboysWRJosh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh SteelersWRAlshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia EaglesWRLarry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland BrownsTEJimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jason Witten, Dallas CowboysTETony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
Branden Albert, Kansas City ChiefsOTJoe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Trent Williams, Washington RedskinsOTTyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Duane Brown, Houston TexansOTJordan Gross, Carolina Panthers
Mario Williams, Buffalo BillsDECameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
Greg Hardy, Carolina PanthersDECameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
Tamba Hali, Kansas City ChiefsOLBJustin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins (via trade)OLBJohn Abraham, Arizona Cardinals
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore RavensOLBRobert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts (via trade)
Luke Kuechly, Carolina PanthersILBVontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Posluszny, Jacksonville JaguarsILBDerrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs
Tim Jennings, Chicago BearsCBAlterraun Verner, Tennessee Titans
Patrick Peterson, Arizona CardinalsCBJoe Haden, Cleveland Browns
Darrelle Revis, Tampa Bay BuccaneersCBBrandon Flowers, Kansas City Chiefs
Brent Grimes, Miami DolphinsCBAntonio Cromartie, New York Jets
T.J. Ward, Cleveland BrownsSAntrel Rolle, New York Giants
Eric Berry, Kansas City ChiefsSJairus Byrd, Buffalo Bills
Eric Weddle, San Diego ChargersSEric Reid, San Francisco 49ers
Justin Tucker, Baltimore RavensKStephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota VikingsPRDexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs

So, which Hall-of-Famer put together the better team?

I'm guessing Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who called Rice "the worst GM of all-time," would probably go with Sanders. 

It's hard to argue the fact. 

Under center, Deion can either go with the arm of Luck or the legs of Cam Newton. But considering they are going to have A.J. Green and Dez Bryant on the outside and Antonio Brown—who was second in the NFL in receptions with 110—in the slot, it won't matter much who's under center. 

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 03:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball down the field on a breakaway after catching a pass during the 2nd half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Cowboys Stadium on November 3, 2013 in A
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Throw in the electric Jamaal Charles out of the backfield, and you've got a dynamic offense. 

Of course, the defense isn't so bad, either.

Either J.J. Watt, Ndamukong Suh or McCoy are going to have to be single-teamed (this is assuming players are going at full speed, which won't happen, mind you), and that's bad news for someone. But then Sanders also has Defensive Player of the Year candidate Luke Kuechly in the middle of his defense with Darrelle Revis and Patrick Peterson on the outside. 

Don't overlook Team Rice, though. 

With Jimmy Graham, Josh Gordon, Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall catching passes, all Brees has to do is throw it as high as he can and one of his guys will likely come down with it. Or he could just hand it off to LeSean McCoy and watch him zig-zag his way through the defense.

Speaking of Gordon, he was starting to get worried that history would repeat itself in the draft process:

Defensively, Rice has the pass-rushers in Quinn, Cameron Jordan, Cameron Wake, Justin Houston and Mathis, along with the league's leading tackler in Vontaze Burfict.

The secondary, which features surprise Pro Bowl selection Antonio Cromartie, might leave a little bit to be desired, but let's not kid ourselves:

Defense doesn't matter in this game. 

Team Sanders and Team Rice face off on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

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