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Eagles' McCoy picked by Rice at Pro Bowl

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

HONOLULU - 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.

Jerry Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks on Wednesday.

"Pretty cool, first [running] back off the board," McCoy said. "It's all in fun, though. But it's nice to know how you look compared to your peers."

 Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and receiver DeSean Jackson were picked by Sanders. 

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    "I'm ready to bring it and bring the excitement back to the Pro Bowl," McCoy said. "That's what the fans are looking forward to, seeing us really turn it up a notch and get going a little bit."

    Sanders picked wideouts Dez Bryant and A.J. Green, while Rice chose Josh Gordon along with Alshon Jeffery.


    Jason Kaneshiro contributed to this article.

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