Count Steelers receiver and return man Antonio Brown as one player who did not like the new draft format of the Pro Bowl.
Asked on SportsCenter for his thoughts on the new format, Brown said, “It was a little bit off.” Brown said he didn’t think the draft itself — in which players were chosen for either a team captained by Jerry Rice or a team captained by Deion Sanders — was a fitting way for Pro Bowl players to spend their time in Hawaii.
“First off, you get there with a lot of great players, they make you wait two and a half hours under a tent for the draft at the Pro Bowl,” Brown said.
Brown added that he would like to “see some tweaks, especially upon the draft. You don’t want guys waiting two and a half hours to get picked when we’re all Pro Bowl players.”
Watching the Pro Bowl draft on TV, it felt like it was dragging on way too long. Being there in person, having to stand around when you’d rather be enjoying yourself in Hawaii, must have felt interminable. If the NFL is going to keep the Pro Bowl draft format, it should change the draft so it doesn’t feel like a waste of the players’ time.