Tate And Percy Has BEST Asking For Mercy

In response to my recent article, CAA Is Going To Kill The NFL Draft, reader Kam asked,

Also do you think BEST with their never ending capital who were buying agents/agencies out are disapointed by this year’s draft? I kind of remember that this article was published on here saying BEST were the top agency in terms of money,power,clients etc. I may be wrong here. Not sure?

My answer, at the time, was that BEST should not be disappointed in their own performance leading up to this draft.  The cards have not yet been dealt, and Joel Segal et al. should have success.  Unfortunately, things turned a little sour for Segal and BEST yesterday.

Yesterday’s announcement that Percy Harvin and Brandon Tate tested positive for marijuana during the NFL Combine does nothing to improve either WR’s draft stock.  Being able to track Percy from day 1 on UF’s campus, a common thread from teammates and coaches regarding Harvin is that he does things his way, and there’s no compromising.  I have also heard that his work ethic leaves a lot to be desired.  It’s too bad, considering that Percy probably has the best tools for a wide-out in this entire draft.

Interestingly, both Percy and Tate are clients of Joel Segal at BESTBrandon Thorn currently has Percy going mid-late first round and Tate being selected in the beginning of Day 2.  Will this news change their draft positions?

  • Justin Jones

    Looking for the best tools in a WR? Look no further than Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech. Best hands, best separation, best balance.

    In addition: Unbelievable work ethic. Doesn’t do drugs. Your thoughts?

  • Kam

    Darren, good article. I think any company who makes some serious investment with their capital are looking for some return or success. I know they have some serious NFL talent by buying out agents and agencies for e.g. Joel Segal, but this has turned sour like you mentioned above. Darren, I know this has got nothing to do with the article, I am selecting my 3rd year final modules for the law degree I am studying. I am thinking of selecting Sports Law, IP Law, Competition Law. Which type of modules do you think would help me gaining the most knoweldge that applies to sports/entertainment agents in your respected opinion? Thanks.

    Kam from the UK!!!

  • We don’t do modules in the U.S., but Sports Law and IP law are right up my alley. Not sure what Competition Law encompasses.

  • Comment

    Justin Jones: Looking for the best tools in a WR? Look no further than Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech. Best hands, best separation, best balance.
    In addition: Unbelievable work ethic. Doesn’t do drugs. Your thoughts?

    Completely agree, Crabtree was more productive than any other college football player over the last two years and he also projects really well to the NFL. Like you said he has the physical traits as well as the attitude/work ethic. Now it’s just a matter of getting in the right system so he can be successful.

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