Eifert picked by Team Irvin for Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengals' Tyler Eifert (85) runs out of the tackle of Pittsburgh Steelers' Will Allen (20) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

HONOLULU (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 were drafted or assigned Wednesday.

Bishop Dwenger graduate Tyler Eifert was selected by Team Irvin with the 21st pick. The tight end is making his first Pro Bowl appearance. He caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Bengals this season.

The draft was 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.

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