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Trio Of Colts Pro Bowl Defenders, Adam Vinatieri Picked By Team Irvin

Intro: Team Irvin will have some Colts flavor to it at this year’s Pro Bowl with four players from the AFC South Champions being picked by Michael Irvin.





INDIANAPOLIS – With the unconferenced format of the 2015 Pro Bowl, that allows for some rather interesting matchups between teammates.

Last year, it was Robert Mathis trying to chase down Andrew Luck.

This year, it will be Vontae Davis trying to lock down T.Y. Hilton.

On Wednesday night's Pro Bowl Draft, Davis went 22nd overall with Team Irvin taking him to end the 11th round.

Colts leading tackler D'Qwell Jackson was assigned to Team Irvin in the 22nd round on Wednesday night.

Safety Mike Adams was the final pick of the night, also joining Team Irvin.

Along with the three Pro Bowl defenders, kicker Adam Vinatieri will round out the quartet of Colts on Team Irvin.

The Colts will have a total of seven Pro Bowlers playing on Sunday night in Arizona, with an offensive flavor to Team Carter.Vontae Davis: When the Colts traded a second-round pick for Davis back in 2012 and then re-signed him in 2014, this season was what they had in mind.2014 Season Highlight:The highlight for Davis was a game he barely appeared in the box score. Back in Week Four versus the Titans, Davis was not thrown at in 43 defensive snaps. Quarterbacks frequently ignored Davis throughout 2014 and when they did throw at him, they regretted it. Davis still hasn't allowed a touchdown in coverage in more than 1,300 defensive snaps (since Week 13 last season).

D'Qwell Jackson: Just like Mike Adams (below), Jackson had a career-year in his first season with the Colts. Jackson led the AFC in tackles this season.2014 Season Highlight:There's not one specific play that jumps out from Jackson's first ever Pro Bowl season. It's the durability he provided the Colts defense that was much needed. Jerrell Freeman battled injuries in 2014 but Jackson was a constant in playing 94.2 percent of the team's defensive snaps. In 2013, the Colts had so many moving parts at the inside linebacker spot next to Freeman. Jackson sewed that up in experiencing the playoffs for the first time sinceMike Adams: From the streets to the Pro Bowl is the story for Adams this season. His 11th year in the NFL ended in a Pro Bowl selection coming after he spent part of the offseason unemployed.2014 Season Highlight:Adams finished the regular season tied for the league lead with seven takeaways. He just always seemed to be in the right spot for takeaways that looked rather "easy." A key forced turnover from Adams came in a Week 13 contest in Cleveland. Adams made a diving interception in the end zone versus the Browns, ending a Cleveland scoring drive for a game that was decided by just one point. It was a game that allowed the Colts to maintain control of their AFC South destiny and clinch the division the next week.

Adam Vinatieri: In his 19th NFL season, Vinatieri turned in arguably his finest. He was 30-for-31 on the season earning a very deserving third Pro Bowl honor. Vinatieri will be on Michael Irvin's team on Sunday night.2014 Season Highlight:There wasn't one "game-winner" from Vinatieri this season but what he's able to do from 40 yards and beyond continues to stand out at the age of 42. He was 11-for-12 on kicks of over 40 yards this season (19-of-23 on such kicks in 2013). Watching several opposing kickers miss from that distance in 2014, Vinatieri's accuracy cannot be taken for granted. He made at least two field goals in all but four regular season games this year and set an NFL record by appearing in his 30th career postseason game.

Photos from the 2015 Pro Bowl Draft (AP Images and Twitter)

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