2012 NFL Draft 1st Round Recap

The 1st Round of the NFL Draft is in the books! Picks 1 and 2 were already set and after was full of trades and interesting moves.

1. Indianapolis (2-14) – Andrew Luck (QB – Stanford) – Agent: Will Wilson (Wasserman Media Group) – Earlier this year, Wasserman Media Group hired Andrew Luck’s uncle and NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson. Luck is the first NFL player that the company has ever represented for the purpose of negotiating team contracts.

2. Washington – from St. Louis (2-14) – Robert Griffin III (QB – Baylor) – Agent: Ben Dogra (Creative Artists Agency) – RG III and his family did their due diligence when it came to selecting an agency. Reports stated that they met with at least five agencies and involved Baylor’s compliance department in the process.

3. Cleveland – from Minnesota (4-12) – Trent Richardson (RB – Alabama) – Agent: Jimmy Sexton (Creative Artists Agency) – Jimmy Sexton also represents Richardson’s college coach, Nick Saban.

4. Minnesota – from Cleveland (3-13) – Matt Kalil (OT – USC) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – CAA represents 3 of the first 4 picks in this Draft. Quite an accomplishment for a company that dominates the Draft year after year.

5. Jacksonville – from Tampa Bay (5-11) – Justin Blackmon (WR – Oklahoma State) – Agent: Todd France – Blackmon signed with France shortly after France’s Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management was purchased by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

6. Dallas – from St. Louis – from Washington (8-8) – Morris Claiborne (CB – LSU) – Agent: Bus Cook – Representing athletes from the southeast is nothing new for Cook. Last year, his name was on the Standard Representation Agreement for six players selected in the Draft (four from Mississippi State, one from Ole Miss, and Cam Newton – #1 overall pick from Auburn).

7. Tampa Bay – from Jacksonville (4-12) – Mark Barron (S – Alabama) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – CAA with 4 players selected in the first 7 picks.

8. Miami (6-10) – Ryan Tannehill (QB – Texas A&M) – Agent: Pat Dye, Jr. – Dye was formerly teamed up with Jimmy Sexton (who is now with Creative Artists Agency). Dye continues to operate SportsTrust Advisors.

9. Carolina (6-10) – Luke Kuechly (ILB – Boston College) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – 5 of first 9 picks for CAA. Enough said.

10. Buffalo (6-10) – Stephon Gilmore (CB – South Carolina) – Agent: SportStars

11. Kansas City (7-9) – Dontari Poe (DT – Memphis) – Agent: Jimmy Sexton (Creative Artists Agency) – 6 of first 11 picks for CAA. Quick plug for Collegiate Sports Advisors, which set up Memphis’ Professional Sports Counseling Panel in 2012 and informed Poe and his family about the NFL’s College Advisory Committee.

12. Philadelphia – from Seattle (8-8) – Fletcher Cox (DT – Mississippi State) – Agent: Todd France/Brian Ayrault – Ayrault recently teamed up with France when Terry Pegula purchased France’s company.

13. Arizona (8-8) – Michael Floyd (WR – Notre Dame) – Agent: Brian Murphy (Athletes First)

14. St. Louis – from Dallas (2-14) – Michael Brockers (DT – LSU) – Agent: Albert Elias (Elias Sports Management, LLC)

15. Seattle – from Philadelphia (7-9) – Bruce Irvin (OLD – West Virginia) – Agent: Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited) – Many people surprised that Irvin was such a high pick. Segal certainly earned his money on this one.

16. New York Jets (8-8) – Quinton Coples (DE – UNC) – Agent: Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3) – The company had five clients selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Their highest drafted client was Curtis Brown, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the #95 overall pick at the end of the third round.

17. Cincinnati – from Oakland (8-8) – Dre Kirkpatrick (CB – Alabama) – Agent: Brian Overstreet (E Overstreet Sports Management)

18. San Diego (8-8) – Melvin Ingram (OLB/DE – South Carolina) – Agent: Athletes First

19. Chicago (8-8) – Shea McClellin (DE – Boise State) – Agent: Rep 1 Sports

20. Tennessee (9-7) – Kendall Wright (WR – Baylor) – Agent: Select Sports Group

21. New England – from Cincinnati (13-3) – Chandler Jones (DE – Syracuse) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

22. Cleveland – from Atlanta (10-6) – Brandon Weeden (QB – Oklahoma State) – Agent: Octagon Football

23. Detroit (10-6) – Riley Reiff (OT – Iowa) – Agent: Neil Cornrich

24. Pittsburgh (12-4) – David DeCastro (OG – Stanford) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency. – 7 first rounders through 24 picks.

25. New England – from Denver (13-3) – Dont’a Hightower (LB – Alabama) – Agent: Pat Dye, Jr.

26. Houston (10-6) – Whitney Mercilus (LB – Illinois) – Agent: Octagon Football

27. Cincinnati – from New England – from New Orleans (8-8) – Kevin Zeitler (OG – Wisconsin) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

28. Green Bay (15-1) – Nick Perry (DE – USC) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

29. Minnesota – from Baltimore (3-13) – Harrison Smith (S – Notre Dame) – Agent: Athletes First

30. San Francisco (13-3) – AJ Jenkins (WR – Illinois) – Agent: SportStars

31. Tampa Bay – from Denver – from New England (4-12) – Doug Martin (RB – Boise State) – Agent: Athletes First

32. New York Giants (9-7) – David Wilson (RB – Virginia Tech) – Agent: Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited)

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Washington Redskins Trade Several Draft Picks For St. Louis Rams No. 2 Pick

Looks like the Washington Redskins will be the new home of potential 2nd overall pick in the NFL Draft next month…..Robert Griffin III.

In the deal, the Rams will receive the Redskins’ No. 6 overall pick, as well as the Redskins’ first-round picks in 2013 and 2014. The Rams will also receive Washington’s second-round pick this year in return for the second overall pick that the Redskins now will use on whichever quarterback the Indianapolis Colts do not draft No. 1 overall.

Was this too much for the QB?

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Philadelphia Eagles Lose Again & Now Are 4-8 On The Season

The Philadelphia Eagles season is just about done. They lost 31-14 last night to the Seattle Seahawks in the Thursday Night NFL game. Vince Young threw 4 interceptions and the Eagles did not look good at all. DeSean Jackson looked like he didn’t even want to be on the field. They need to figure out how they will improve for next year.

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Miami Dolphins 24 – Carolina Panthers 17 (NFL Week 11)

Last night there was yet another Thursday Night NFL game on NFL Network. This week featured the Miami Dolphins and the Carolina Panthers. It was all Ricky Williams last night as he scored 3 touchdowns for the Dolphins to lead them to a 24-17 victory over the Panthers.

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Matthew Stafford Agrees to $78m Deal With Lions

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The NFL Draft has not begun but the overall No. 1 pick is basically set in stone. The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed on a 6 year deal worth $78 million. The Lions are coming off an 0-16 record, which is the worst in NFL history. This is a big investment and the quarterback position will not completely turn around this team.

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