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2014 NFL All-Pro Team: Draft history for every player

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is one of 14 former first-round draft picks on the 2014 All-Pro Team.

The Pro Bowl is Sunday, and given that there is just one more NFL game this season after this weekend, fans are sure to tune in.


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Dissecting the Pro Bowl rosters is difficult. They are sort of a moving target, to the extent that players were being added and subtracted Monday and Tuesday. Instead, we're going to dissect the 2014 All-Pro Team in terms of each honoree's draft history.

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Of the 27 players on the team -- 12 on offense, 12 on defense and three specialists -- 14 were taken in the first round, with one going first overall (defensive end Mario Williams). There were four second-rounders, three third-rounders, one fourth-rounder, one fifth-rounder, one sixth-rounder and one seventh-rounder. Two players began their careers as undrafted free agents.

Some notes:

» Four of the five offensive linemen and all four defensive linemen were first-rounders; of those nine, five went in the top 10 and four in the top three. This is the 36th season in a row that at least two offensive linemen who were taken in the first round have been named All-Pro, and the second season in a row that all four defensive linemen were first-rounders.

» There are four linebackers on the All-Pro team, and one was a first-rounder.

» One wide receiver was a first-round pick (this is the ninth season in a row that there was at least one first-rounder at wide receiver); the other went in the sixth round. And neither running back was a first-rounder.

» For the fourth season in a row -- and the ninth time in 12 seasons -- the quarterback was a first-rounder. But those nine appearances were by just two quarterbacks (Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, who is this season's selection).

OFFENSE


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QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
College/draft status: California/1st round (24th overall, by Green Bay) in 2005

RB Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh
College/draft status: Michigan State/2nd round (48th overall, by Pittsburgh) in 2013

RB DeMarco Murray, Dallas
College/draft status: Oklahoma/3rd round (71st overall, by Dallas) in 2011

FB John Kuhn, Green Bay
College/draft status: Shippensburg (Pa.)/undrafted free agent (signed by Pittsburgh) in 2005

WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
College/draft status: Central Michigan/6th round (195th overall, by Pittsburgh) in 2010

WR Dez Bryant, Dallas
College/draft status: Oklahoma State/1st round (24th overall, by Dallas) in 2010

TE Rob Gronkowski, New England
College/draft status: Arizona/2nd round (42nd overall, by New England) in 2010

T Tyron Smith, Dallas
College/draft status: USC/1st round (9th overall, by Dallas) in 2011

T Joe Thomas, Cleveland
College/draft status: Wisconsin/1st round (3rd overall, by Cleveland) in 2007

G Zack Martin, Dallas
College/draft status: Notre Dame/1st round (16th overall, by Dallas) in 2014

G Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
College/draft status: Iowa/3rd round (86th overall, by Baltimore) in 2007

C Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
College/draft status: Florida/1st round (18th overall, by Pittsburgh) in 2010

DEFENSE

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DE J.J. Watt, Houston
College/draft status: Wisconsin/1st round (11th overall, by Houston) in 2011

DE Mario Williams, Buffalo
College/draft status: North Carolina State/1st round (1st overall, by Houston) in 2006

DT Marcell Dareus, Buffalo
College/draft status: Alabama/1st round (3rd overall, by Buffalo) in 2011

DT Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
College/draft status: Nebraska/1st round (2nd overall, by Detroit) in 2010

OLB Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore
College/draft status: Louisville/4th round (126th overall, by Denver) in 2006

OLB Justin Houston, Kansas City
College/draft status: Georgia/3rd round (70th overall, by Kansas City) in 2011

ILB Luke Kuechly, Carolina
College/draft status: Boston College/1st round (9th overall, by Carolina) in 2012

ILB Bobby Wagner, Seattle
College/draft status: Utah State/2nd round (47th overall, by Seattle) in 2012

CB Darrelle Revis, New England
College/draft status: Pitt/1st round (14th overall, by New York Jets) in 2007

CB Richard Sherman, Seattle
College/draft status: Stanford/5th round (154th overall, by Seattle) in 2011

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S Earl Thomas, Seattle
College/draft status: Texas/1st round (14th overall, by Seattle) in 2010

S Eric Weddle, San Diego
College/draft status: Utah/2nd round (37th overall, by San Diego) in 2007

SPECIALISTS

K Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis
College/draft status: South Dakota State/undrafted free agent in 1995 (signed by New England in 1996)

P Pat McAfee, Indianapolis
College/draft status: West Virginia/7th round (222nd overall, by Indianapolis) in 2009

KR Adam Jones, Cincinnati
College/draft status: West Virginia/1st round as CB (6th overall, by Tennessee) in 2005

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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