Jan
09

Relativity Sports Makes Big Splash With 2014 NFL Draft Class Signings

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) tosses oranges to the crowd after the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins is among a talented draft class represented by Relativity Sports. Photo Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Relativity Sports represents some of the more recognizable NFL wide receivers, including Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), and Michael Crabtree (San Francisco 49ers).  The Beverly Hills-based agency recently added to its client roster, signing Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington.

“It is an honor for us at Relativity Sports to represent two great football players, but also great young men off the field,” said Tory Dandy, an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor with the agency.

Relativity agents Eugene Parker & Dandy will represent Sammy Watkins, a projected top-10 draft pick.  Watkins is listed as the No. 1 available wide receiver in May’s Draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com.  In three years at Clemson, he pulled in 240 receptions for 3,300-plus yards and 28 touchdowns (27 receiving).

“Sammy is the most complete receiver in this Draft in terms of speed, his hands, his route-running, his vertical jumping and the ability to go up and get the ball…He is the complete receiver the NFL is looking for,” Dandy said.

Both Dandy & Parker will also represent Ellington, a two-sport athlete at South Carolina.  This past season, the Moncks Corner, South Carolina native grabbed 49 receptions for 775 yards and eight touchdowns.  NFLDraftScout.com ranks Ellington as the No. 13 best wide receiver in the 2014 Draft.

Dandy compared Ellington to the Carolina Panthers’ Steve Smith, saying that Ellington would work well as a slot wide receiver at the next level.

In addition to Watkins and Ellington, Relativity Sports has signed Ohio State standout running back Carlos Hyde for the NFL Draft. He will be represented by Eugene Parker.  The Naples, Florida native finished the 2013 season with 1,521 rushing yards (7.2 yards/carry) and 18 touchdowns (15 rushing); NFLDraftScout.com projects Hyde as a second/third round selection.