Catching Up With Steve Caric’s 2012 NFL Draft Class
Steve Caric of Caric Sports Management is not the biggest name in the agent business, but every year you can count on him to be representing at least a couple of solid players. Last year, he represented Mason Foster (#84 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Ricky Elmore (#197 overall to the Green Bay Packers). In 2012, Caric is representing Washington RB Chris Polk and Stanford WR Chris Owusu. It looks like Caric is building a solid name at Washington (the school is also the alma mater of Mason Foster).
Polk is a very good running back who could be as high as a 2nd or 3rd round pick (maybe around where Foster was drafted last year). NFLDraftScout.com currently ranks him as the 4th best running back on the board and a top 60 player overall. He is leaving Washington after his Junior season, but he has already received his bachelor’s degree in American ethnic studies.
Owusu is a risk. While he is a solid wide receiver, he has sustained many concussions throughout his collegiate career. In my mind, he could be drafted as high as Ricky Elmore was taken last year, or maybe not drafted at all if no team wishes to take a chance on him based on his medical history.
Caric is most likely done signing players for this upcoming draft. His recruiting strategy certainly is not to cast a wide net and see whoever sticks. I commend him on having a more focused and disciplined approach.