HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- NFL great Deion Sanders took quarterback Andrew Luck and Cam Newton with his first skill position picks in the Pro Bowl draft, moving for passers early in building a team for one win.
Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks on Wednesday.
The picks began the process of divvying up 60 players for the Sunday all-star game. The game is being played in an "unconferenced" format for the first time, straying from its usual AFC vs. NFC teams.
The draft is a new format by the NFL to liven up the all-star game, which has been criticized by fans and even Commissioner Roger Goodell for the quality of play.
The draft embraces the popular hobby of fantasy football.
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