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Nick Foles was chosen second-to-last in the Pro Bowl ‘draft’

Jan 23, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

Thank goodness for Alex Smith!

According to ESPN’s Phil Sheridan, the draft style format that is new to this year’s Pro Bowl did not go so well. Safe to say he was not a fan of the novelty act.

Shady McCoy was drafted with the fourth pick overall today but DeSean Jackson and Nick Foles didn’t fare as well.

Sheridan writes:

By the time Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was taken by Deion Sanders’ team in the 39th round, the whole exercise was excruciating. Quarterback Nick Foles, who also went to Team Sanders, avoided being the final player taken by one slot. That distinction went to Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith.

But at least there will be multiple Eagles going up against each other so we can root for… wait, what? This is going to be so weird and maybe awful.

  1. yishmeister - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    I think it’s pretty funny that two QBs that Andy Reid has been high on, were the last two players to be picked for a football game.

  2. Lol - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Why are Deion and Jerry team captains? Should have done it like the NHL and picked captains from the players.

  3. 1driven1 - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    I think this is absolutely horrendous,I for 1 like watching the Pro Bowl !!! Its my belief that some fans (and not my intent to ridicule anyone) love their teams players so much,that it doesn’t matter how they are in the stat page and it makes no difference in the voting, If you make the Pro Bowl that you only get there on Merit then you may have something,I mean it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out people vote their favorite players in and then don’t watch the game,so therefore take that privilege away from the fans and give it to the stat book!!!

    • Joady - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      I always figured the Pro-Bowl was the NFL’s apology for making Hawaiians have to wake up at 6 a.m. to watch a football game.

  4. NYPhilsPhan - Jan 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    ….because nothing is a better measure of the worth of a player than a kick-ball draft picked by retired players for a game that hardly anyone watches or cares about.

    • death from above - Jan 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      yeah,but people actuay try in kickball…

  5. death from above - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Once upon a time, it was actually a good game.

    Too bad they let it rot…

  6. Frank - Jan 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Nick Foles was the MVP of the Pro Bowl……..FANTASTIC!


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