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SBD/April 27, 2012/Labor and AgentsPrint All
The following lists the agents and their agencies/firms who are repping the NFL’s first-round draft picks, as indicated by published reports. Some players are listed with multiple reps, as client responsibilities may fall to multiple agents.
TEAM PLAYER/POSITION/SCHOOL AGENT(S)/FIRM1) Colts Andrew Luck/QB/Stanford Will Wilson/WMG2) Redskins Robert Griffin III/QB/Baylor Ben Dogra/CAA3) Browns Trent Richardson/RB/Alabama Ben Dogra, Jimmy Sexton/CAA4) Vikings Matt Kalil/OT/USC Tom Condon, Ben Dogra/CAA5) Jaguars Justin Blackmon/WR/Oklahoma St Todd France/France AllPro Athlete Management6) Cowboys Morris Claiborne/CB/LSU Bus Cook, Ricky Simmons/BC Sports7) Buccaneers Mark Barron/S/Alabama Jimmy Sexton/CAA8) Dolphins Ryan Tannehill/QB/Texas A&M Pat Dye Jr., Bill Johnson/SportsTrust Advisors9) Panthers Luke Kuechly/LB/Boston College Tom Condon, Ben Dogra/CAA10) Bills Stephon Gilmore/CB/South Carolina Jason Chayut/SportStars11) Chiefs Dontari Poe/DT/Memphis Jimmy Sexton/CAA12) Eagles Fletcher Cox/DT/Mississippi St Todd France, Brian Ayrault/France AllPro Athlete Management13) Cardinals Michael Floyd/WR/Notre Dame Brian Murphy/Athletes First14) Rams Michael Brockers/DT/LSU Albert Elias/Elias Sports Management15) Seahawks Bruce Irvin/LB/West Virginia Joel Segal/Lagardere Unlimited16) Jets Quinton Coples/DE/North Carolina Chad Speck, Thomas Sims, Isaac Conner/A3 Athletics17) Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick/CB/Alabama Brian Overstreet/Overstreet Sports Management18) Chargers Melvin Ingram/ LB/South Carolina Joby Branion/Athletes First19) Bears Shea McClellin/DE/Boise St Bruce Tollner/Rep 1 Sports20) Titans Kendall Wright/WR/Baylor Jeff Nalley, Vann McElroy, Graylan Crain/Select Sports Group21) Patriots Chandler Jones/DE/Syracuse Joe Panos, Ethan Lock, Eric Metz/LMM&P Sports Management22) Browns Brandon Weeden/QB/Oklahoma St Sean Howard/Octagon23) Lions Riley Reiff/OT/Iowa Neil Cornrich/Neil Cornrich & NC Sports24) Steelers David DeCastro/G/Stanford Tom Condon/CAA25) Patriots Dont'a Hightower/LB/Alabama Pat Dye Jr., Bill Johnson/SportsTrust Advisors26) Texans Whitney Mercilus/DE/Illinois Sean Howard, Doug Hendrickson/Octagon27) Bengals Kevin Zeitler/G/Wisconsin Joe Panos, Eric Metz, Vance Malinovic, Ethan Lock/LMM&P Sports Management28) Packers Nick Perry/DE/USC Joe Panos, Jack Scharf, Eric Metz, Ethan Lock/LMM&P Sports Management29) Vikings Harrison Smith/S/Notre Dame Brian Murphy, Cameron Hahn/Athletes First30) 49ers A.J. Jenkins/WR/Illinois Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler/SportsStars31) Buccaneers Doug Martin/RB/Boise St Brian Murphy/Athletes First32) Giants David Wilson/RB/Virginia Tech Joel Segal, Greg Barnett/Lagardere Unlimited
WNBA Sparks F Candace Parker, also a member of the '12 U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team, is close to signing with Wasserman Media Group for marketing and all off-court endeavors, according to DC-based Sports Int'l Group Founder & CEO Boris Lelchitski, whose agency recently signed Parker for on-court contractual work. He negotiated for her a three-year deal to remain with the Sparks and a one-year deal for her to continue to play with UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia in the WNBA offseason. Parker has been with the Sparks since being drafted No. 1 overall in '08. Lelchitski said Parker has a verbal agreement to be represented by Wasserman agent Lee Melchionni, who also represents Parker’s husband, Nets F Shelden Williams. Lelchitski said, “I am not sure she is physically signed, (but) if she hasn’t physically signed, she will, because that is what she agreed to.” Parker has previously been represented by Goodwin Sports agent Aaron Goodwin, but she recently terminated her deal with him. Lelchitski, who represents 35 WNBAers and negotiates their league deals as well as their more-lucrative European deals, acted as a consultant to Goodwin for Parker’s European player contract. Asked why she terminated her deal with Goodwin Sports, Lelchitski said, “You would have to ask her.” Parker could not be reached for comment. Goodwin did not return a phone call. Wasserman officials also did not return a phone call. Lelchitski noted that among Parker's sponsorships are adidas and Gatorade, both of which run through the end of this year.