Atlanta-based RMI Athletics has added four prospects to its 2018 NFL Draft class. Ryan Rubin, founder and contract advisor at the agency has been at the helm since 2012. Still a relatively new agency, Rubin is carving out his niche in the ultra-competitive representation industry.
This year’s draft class includes:
Javon Wims, WR, Georgia
Wims is a 6’5”, 215-pound receiver from Miami, Florida. He transferred to Georgia from Hinds (Miss.) Community College. In his two-year career for Bulldogs, he made 62 receptions for 910 yards and eight touchdowns. With only one scholarship offer coming out of high school, his route to Athens was very circuitous. He played only one year of high school football before enrolling at NAIA Belhaven University for a year. After sustaining an ankle injury and ultimately walking away from football altogether and working two jobs. He then went to Hinds CC where his performance thrust him onto the radar of D1 scouts. He was one of standout freshman quarterback Jake Fromm’s favorite targets this season for the national runner-up Bulldogs. NFL Draft Scout projects him as a 5th round pick. His story continues as he was both a Senior Bowl and NFL Combine Invitee.
Kevin Toliver, DB, LSU
Toliver decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft after a three-year career in Baton Rouge. The former blue-chip cornerback prospect was listed as the number one overall prospect in the nation at one point in high school in Florida. For his career with the Tigers, he played in 31 games, making 112 total tackles, one sack, four tackles for loss and two interceptions. The 6’2”, 193-pound corner is listed as the 16th overall cornerback prospect by Walter Football and a projected 3-4 round pick.
Antonio Simmons, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
A 6’3”, 246-pounder out of Jacksonville, FL, Simmons saw time as both a defensive end and outside linebacker for Georgia Tech. A four-year player for the Ramblin’ Wreck, he played in 43 career games, tallying 81 total tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks.
Avery Johnson, WR, Alabama State
Johnson is a 6’2, 200-pound wide receiver who transferred twice before landing at Alabama State. Originally committing to and attending LSU, Johnson was following in his brother’s footsteps. His brother being Patrick Peterson, former LSU standout cornerback and current All-Pro with the Arizona Cardinals. After two seasons, he opted to transfer to the University of Cincinnati, where he was forced to sit out a year due to transfer regulations. He played 10 games for the Bearcats, catching eight passes for 123 yards. He spent the last season at Alabama State, playing in five games and making one catch.
As RMI Athletics continues to establish itself in the agency world, it looks to have each of its four prospects sign on with a NFL team. As pro days and the combine pass, the prospects look to improve their stock and continue his football career.