Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been selected with the first pick in the Pro Bowl Draft.

Wilson was chosen Wednesday by Michael Irvin, who is serving as a Pro Bowl legend captain opposite fellow hall of famer Jerry Rice.

Rice took New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with his first pick, the second overall in the draft.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones went with the third pick to Team Irvin, and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack was drafted by Team Rice with the fourth pick.

Thirty-four players — mostly linemen — were pre-drafted on Tuesday for the NFL’s all-star game. Forty-eight players will be drafted or assigned Wednesday.

The draft is being held in an airplane hangar at Wheeler Army Airfield, located in the town of Wahiawa in the central plain of Oahu, the most populated of the Hawaiian Islands.

Only ticketed military members were allowed to attend the draft.

The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday at Aloha Stadium.

San Francisco hires

New San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly finally found a defensive coordinator, hiring former Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil on Wednesday.

Naming his top defensive coach became the biggest task for Kelly, an offensive-minded coach hired Jan. 14 to replace the fired Jim Tomsula.

Curtis Modkins was named as offensive coordinator and Derius Swinton II as special teams coordinator.

O’Neil will be challenged to once again make the defense one of the NFL’s best as had been the case in previous seasons.

Running backs coach Tom Rathman and outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver both remain from Tomsula’s staff.

Redskins want deal

Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan would rather sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal than use the franchise tag on him.

Meeting with reporters at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday McCloughan also noted that the team has more than a month to release Robert Griffin III without his contract counting against the salary cap.

McCloughan said the Redskins want to keep Cousins, who can leave via free agency.

The general manager called using a franchise tag on Cousins “an option” but said “you’d rather get a long-term deal done.”

While Washington is expected to cut Griffin, who lost the starting quarterback job to Cousins late in the preseason, McCloughan said he “certainly” could see a scenario in which the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year could remain with the Redskins.

Griffin is the only Washington quarterback under contract for next season, but his 2016 deal is only guaranteed for injury.