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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

"Player's stock is rising!" means "Agent says stock is rising." "Player's stock is falling!" means "Rival agent says stock is falling." — Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) April 24, 2017 The LA Chargers' draft war room is in San Diego, the media room and draft party is in Anaheim and...

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