Pro Bowl Draft 2015: Full Results, Teams and More for Annual Game

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2015

From left, John Randle, NFL Hall of Fame member and Team Carter Pro Bowl Alumni Co-Captain, Houston Texans Pro Bowl player J.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl player Antonio Brown, Cris Carter, NFL Hall of Fame member and Team Carter Pro Bowl Alumni Captain, Michael Irvin, NFL Hall of Fame member and Team Irvin Pro Bowl Alumni Captain, Darren Woodson, NFL Hall of Fame member and Team Irvin Pro Bowl Alumni Co-Captain, Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl player Joe Haden, and Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl player DeMarco Murray, pose for photographers with the Pro Bowl Trophy during the Pro Bowl Kickoff news conference Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Laugh at the Pro Bowl all you want, but there is something inherently intriguing about Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin and current NFL players and Pro Bowl captains J.J. Watt, Joe Haden, DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown participating in a live fantasy draft.

The Pro Bowl draft took place Tuesday and Wednesday, and Team Irvin and Team Carter are now set to square off Sunday for bragging rights. Let’s take a glance at the draft results and teams before the all-star showdown.

Pro Bowl Fantasy Draft Day 1 Results
PositionTeam CarterTeam Irvin
DTMarcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Dontari PoeAaron Donald, Sheldon Richardson and Geno Atkins
GMike Pouncey, Josh Sitton and Evan MathisZack Martin, Marshal Yanda and Kyle Long
CMaurkice Pouncey and Jason KelceTravis Frederick and Nick Mangold
FBJohn KuhnMarcel Reece
PPat McAfeeKevin Huber
KCody ParkeyAdam Vinatieri
STJustin BethelDarrell Stuckey
ReturnerDevin HesterDarren Sproles
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2015 Pro Bowl Day 2 Draft Results
RoundTeam CarterTeam Irvin
1Andrew Luck, INDTony Romo, DAL
2A.J. Green, CINOdell Beckham Jr., NYG
3Jamaal Charles, KCTyron Smith, DAL
4Patrick Peterson, ARILuke Kuechly, CAR
5Mario Williams, BUFCameron Wake, MIA
6T.Y. Hilton, INDJimmy Graham, NO
7Joe Staley, SFVon Miller, DEN
8Justin Houston, KCJason Witten, DAL
9Drew Brees, NOJoe Thomas, CLE
10C.J. Moseley, BALRobert Quinn, STL
11Aqib Talib, DENVontae Davis, IND
12Calais Campbell, ARIT.J. Ward, DEN
13Donte Whitner, CLEClay Matthews, GB
14Duane Brown, HOUCB Brent Grimes
15Jordy Nelson, GBTrent Williams, WAS
16Connor Barwin, PHIEric Weddle, SD
17Antonio Cromartie, ARIElvis Dumervil, BAL
18Sam Shields, GBMatthew Stafford, DAL
19Justin Forsett, BALMatt Ryan, ATL
20Lawrence Timmons, PITMark Ingram, NO
21Glover Quin, DETC.J. Anderson, DEN
22Antoine Bethea, SFMike Adams, IND
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What to Watch: Interesting Quarterback and Wide Receiver Pairings

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts in action in the first quarter against the New England Patriots of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash
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Let’s be honest—if you are watching an all-star game in any sport, you want to see scoring. With so many superstar players all over the field, touchdowns seem only natural.

Team Carter must have had that in mind. It used its first pick on Andrew Luck and also grabbed Drew Brees and Andy Dalton later in the draft. The matching of Luck and Brees with a number of the league’s top receivers should thrill fans tuning in looking for those explosive scoring plays.

Brees led the league in passing yards with 4,952, while Luck led the league with 40 touchdown passes. Naturally, the league’s leading receiver, Brown, is also on Team Carter and creates a fantasy football player’s dream scenario of Brees the yardage machine pairing up with Brown the yardage machine.

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If touchdowns are more your speed, Brown and Jordy Nelson were both second in the NFL in touchdown catches with 13 and should connect with Luck for a couple of deep scores.

Throw in T.Y. Hilton and A.J. Green, who are both superstars in their own right with more than 1,000 receiving yards apiece on the season, and Team Carter is loaded with interesting quarterback and receiving matchups.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 28:  A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals gets past the defense of Vince Williams #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field on December 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Sh
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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis discussed Green’s position as a Pro Bowler this season, via Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com: "A.J. does not quite have the numbers he had the last few seasons, but the voters know he's missed time with injuries and has been not quite 100 percent at other times. They know he's still the player he always has been, if not better, when he's at full speed.”

On the other side, Team Irvin will rely on a handful of wide receivers who were somewhat overlooked on their own teams this year. Emmanuel Sanders was often overshadowed by Demaryius Thomas on the Denver Broncos, Randall Cobb often played second fiddle to Nelson on the Green Bay Packers and Golden Tate was usually the second option behind Calvin Johnson for the Detroit Lions.

Each will have the chance to shine on their own in the Pro Bowl with quarterbacks Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan.

However, standout rookie Odell Beckham Jr. is the player to watch for Team Irvin after he tallied 1,305 receiving yards, 12 touchdown catches and a number of highlight plays this season. It will be interesting to see how he pairs up with fellow NFC East superstar Romo or even Stafford, who is accustomed to throwing deep balls to Johnson and Tate. 

Beckham Jr. did enough this season to earn Pro Football on ESPN’s admiration and distinction as its top offensive rookie:

With teammates Luck and Hilton, Dalton and Green and Stafford and Tate all landing on the same squads, there will be some familiarity to the passing games in the Pro Bowl. Still, the most interesting feature of the Pro Bowl is the chance to see some different pairings between superstar players. 

Fans will get to see exactly that during the 2015 Pro Bowl.

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