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Mathis First Eagle Taken In Pro Bowl Draft

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#TeamRice after Day 1 of the #ProBowlDraft: https://t.co/biNdYXyGqe — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 22, 2014

On Tuesday evening, the first day of the 2014 Pro Bowl Draft was held in Hawaii and guard Evan Mathis was the first Eagle to be selected in the new non-conference format. Coaches Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders selected their captains before picking the defensive tackles, guards, centers, fullback and specialists. On Wednesday, the players at the remaining positions will be drafted.

Mathis earned his first Pro Bowl nomination in 2013 and he was selected to be a part of Rice's team along with the following players: quarterback Drew Brees and defensive end Robert Quinn (captains); defensive tackles Jason Hatcher, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams; guards Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs; fullback Mike Tolbert; special teamer Justin Bethel, punter Johnny Hekker and long snapper Matt Overton.

Mathis is one of four Eagles who will be playing in the Pro Bowl along with quarterback Nick Foles, running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Tackle Jason Peters was also selected to play, but declined the invite.

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