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No. 25 — DeMaurice Smith

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DeMaurice Smith

Executive Director, NFL Players Association
Change from 2018: +9

Smith is leading the NFL players union in negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement that could include expanding the season from 16 to 17 games in exchange for concessions for players. Smith has also told agents and players to be ready for a lockout if a deal is not reached before the current CBA expires in 2021.