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  • CAA Leads All Agencies With Seven Players Taken In First Round Of NFL Draft

    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.

    PICK
    TEAM PLAYER/POSITION/SCHOOL AGENT(S)/FIRM
    1)
    Colts Andrew Luck/QB/Stanford Will Wilson/WMG
    2)
    Redskins Robert Griffin III/QB/Baylor Ben Dogra/CAA
    3)
    Browns Trent Richardson/RB/Alabama Ben Dogra, Jimmy Sexton/CAA
    4)
    Vikings Matt Kalil/OT/USC Tom Condon, Ben Dogra/CAA
    5)
    Jaguars Justin Blackmon/WR/Oklahoma St Todd France/France AllPro Athlete Management
    6)
    Cowboys Morris Claiborne/CB/LSU Bus Cook, Ricky Simmons/BC Sports
    7)
    Buccaneers Mark Barron/S/Alabama Jimmy Sexton/CAA
    8)
    Dolphins Ryan Tannehill/QB/Texas A&M Pat Dye Jr., Bill Johnson/SportsTrust Advisors
    9)
    Panthers Luke Kuechly/LB/Boston College Tom Condon, Ben Dogra/CAA
    10)
    Bills Stephon Gilmore/CB/South Carolina Jason Chayut/SportStars
    11)
    Chiefs Dontari Poe/DT/Memphis Jimmy Sexton/CAA
    12)
    Eagles Fletcher Cox/DT/Mississippi St Todd France, Brian Ayrault/France AllPro Athlete Management
    13)
    Cardinals Michael Floyd/WR/Notre Dame Brian Murphy/Athletes First
    14)
    Rams Michael Brockers/DT/LSU Albert Elias/Elias Sports Management
    15)
    Seahawks Bruce Irvin/LB/West Virginia Joel Segal/Lagardere Unlimited
    16)
    Jets Quinton Coples/DE/North Carolina Chad Speck, Thomas Sims, Isaac Conner/A3 Athletics
    17)
    Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick/CB/Alabama Brian Overstreet/Overstreet Sports Management
    18)
    Chargers Melvin Ingram/ LB/South Carolina Joby Branion/Athletes First
    19)
    Bears Shea McClellin/DE/Boise St Bruce Tollner/Rep 1 Sports
    20)
    Titans Kendall Wright/WR/Baylor Jeff Nalley, Vann McElroy, Graylan Crain/Select Sports Group
    21)
    Patriots Chandler Jones/DE/Syracuse Joe Panos, Ethan Lock, Eric Metz/LMM&P Sports Management
    22)
    Browns Brandon Weeden/QB/Oklahoma St Sean Howard/Octagon
    23)
    Lions Riley Reiff/OT/Iowa Neil Cornrich/Neil Cornrich & NC Sports
    24)
    Steelers David DeCastro/G/Stanford Tom Condon/CAA
    25)
    Patriots Dont'a Hightower/LB/Alabama Pat Dye Jr., Bill Johnson/SportsTrust Advisors
    26)
    Texans Whitney Mercilus/DE/Illinois Sean Howard, Doug Hendrickson/Octagon
    27)
    Bengals Kevin Zeitler/G/Wisconsin Joe Panos, Eric Metz, Vance Malinovic, Ethan Lock/LMM&P Sports Management
    28)
    Packers Nick Perry/DE/USC Joe Panos, Jack Scharf, Eric Metz, Ethan Lock/LMM&P Sports Management
    29)
    Vikings Harrison Smith/S/Notre Dame Brian Murphy, Cameron Hahn/Athletes First
    30)
    49ers A.J. Jenkins/WR/Illinois Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler/SportsStars
    31)
    Buccaneers Doug Martin/RB/Boise St Brian Murphy/Athletes First
    32)
    Giants David Wilson/RB/Virginia Tech Joel Segal, Greg Barnett/Lagardere Unlimited

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  • WNBAer Candace Parker To Sign With Wasserman For Marketing Endeavors

    Parker has been with L.A. Sparks since being drafted No. 1 overall in '08

    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.

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