Once again, the talent evaulators forgot about Alfred Morris.
Leading up to Sunday, the NFL has done everything it can to make the 2014 Pro Bowl a spectacle. Deion Sanders has grown snow-white scruff that plays nicely off his team’s neon key lime motif. Jerry Rice got up in Sanders’ grill like Richard Sherman at a prefight weigh-in with Floyd Mayweather. Sadly, there were no dropkicks.
The two Hall-of-Famers selected their all-star teams Wednesday in the second day of the unconferenced Pro Bowl draft. Neither picked Alfred Morris, who was assigned to Team Sanders in the 19th round because Rice had reached his position limit with three running backs.
LeSean McCoy, DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte were all picked ahead of Morris in Hawaii. Eleven running backs were taken ahead of Morris (sixth round, 173rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Through two seasons, the first-time Pro Bowler has more rushing yards (2,888) than all of them. In 2013, Morris gained more ground than Lacy and Murray.
Joining Morris on Team Sanders are fellow Redskins Trent Williams, who was the fourth offensive tackle selected, and Brian Orakpo, who was assigned to Rice but traded to Sanders.
Make ’em pay, Alfred.
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