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Catching Up With JR Rickert’s NFL Draft Class

Since officially announcing that he became a part of the Authentic Athletix team run by former All Pro Sports & Entertainment agent Peter Schaffer along with his resignation as the president of National Sports Management, JR Rickert has written about the signing of three players who hope to soon be playing on Sundays.  The three players are Al Netter, Tyler Horn, and Eric Latimore.

Al Netter is an offensive tackle from Northwestern University who just completed his redshirt Senior season.  He was selected 2011 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the conference coaches and the media. ranks Netter as the 29th best OT in the 2012 NFL Draft class and the #361 player overall.

Tyler Horn is a University of Miami (yes, a Hurricane not signed to Rosenhaus) redshirt Senior center who weighs in at 305lbs and is 6’4 in height.  He is not a lock to be drafted, but was named 2011 All-ACC Second Team by the media. lists him as the 18th best center and #501 overall.

Eric Latimore is a defensive end from Penn State University who also just completed his redshirt Senior season.  He is rated by right around Horn at #516 overall.  The website also says the he is currently the 36th best defensive end in the Draft.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

2 replies on “Catching Up With JR Rickert’s NFL Draft Class”

Why are you doing articles on players that have almost no chance at being drafted? Why not focus on the 250 players (aprox) that will be drafted? 

I am focusing on a variety of players and certainly doing my best to cover those agencies who actually reach out to me regarding their signees.

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