The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only two Pro Bowl representatives in for the 2014 Pro Bowl, and we already know which team one of them will wind up on.
The Pro Bowl is “unconferenced” for the first time, as Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will instead draft the teams from a pool of eligible players, and the first part of the draft took place on Tuesday evening.
The first position selected was defensive tackle, and while both teams passed on Gerald McCoy in the first round of the draft, Team Sanders selected McCoy with their second pick. He’ll join Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions, Dontari Poe of the Kansas City Chiefs, and team captain J.J. Watt.
McCoy should have been the first pick, as he’s a dominant force at defensive tackle and deserves more credit than he gets. But in a season when Lavonte David will miss the Pro Bowl despite having one of the best seasons for a linebacker in league history, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Buccaneers would get snubbed once again.
Darrelle Revis is the other Pro Bowl representative for the Buccaneers, and he will get drafted along with the cornerbacks later on during the draft event.