Yet another player selected in the 2011 NFL Draft has changed representation prior to even being permitted to sign with the team that drafted him. However, this time that player has not made the jump to Drew Rosenhaus. Instead, Kelvin Sheppard, who was taken in the third round (#68 overall) by the Buffalo Bills, has left mega-agency SportsTrust Advisors and signed with Universal Sports & Entertainment Management. Sheppard played his college ball at Louisiana State University, where he was primarily an inside linebacker. He earned First Team All-SEC honors (coaches and Associated Press) in his final year with the Tigers.
Universal Sports also represents two other 2011 NFL Draft picks: safety Da’Norris Searcy from the University of North Carolina, who was drafted by Buffalo in the fourth round (#100 overall) and defensive end Markus White from Florida State University, who was taken by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round (#224 overall).