As we’ve done in the past couple of weeks, we continue to highlight the 2018 NFL Draft classes for various agencies. Up next, Miami, FL-based Epic Agents. If you are new to SAB, or even if you might have missed it, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and one of the agents at Epic, Shawn O’Dare, documented his first year as an agent on their site (view the recaps here: part 1, 2-3, 4-5).
Their draft-hopefuls include:
Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas
Allen wrapped up his career for the Razorbacks in 2017 as a fifth-year senior. The Fayetteville, AR-native decided to stay with his hometown school after leading his high school to back-to-back state championships and being named Arkansas’ 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year. After redshirting as a freshman and seeing limited time during his redshirt freshman and sophomore campaigns, he took over the starting role as a junior and senior. For his Razorback career he completed 59% of his passes for 5,045 yards and 36 touchdowns against 21 interceptions. He recently participated in the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl Stadium where he looked to improve his draft stock.
DeAndre Goolsby, TE, Florida
Goolsby is a 6’4”, 239-pound tight end prospect from the University of Florida. He wrapped up his four-year Gators career with 68 receptions for 725 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was named to the Preseason John Mackey Award Watch List prior to his senior campaign in Gainesville. The Derby, KS-native is projected to be a late round pick or undrafted free agent according to both NFL Draft Scout and Walter Football. He was also a participant in the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Brandon Hodges, OL, Pitt
A 6’4”, 315-pound redshirt senior, Hodges began his college career East Mississippi Community College (of Netflix fame) before playing two seasons at Texas and then enrolling at Pitt as a graduate transfer. He helped EMCC win back-to-back Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championships before transferring to Texas. For the Longhorns, he played in 11 games with nine starts on the offensive line. As a graduate transfer, he played in eight games for the Panthers, starting three. Hodges joined his fellow 2018 Draft classmates at the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
— Shawn O’Dare (@ShawnODare) January 21, 2018
Joshua Frazier, DT, Alabama
Frazier is one of the numerous former high school All-American and top 100 prospects to play for the Crimson Tide. The 6’4”, 315-pound Arkansas native saw time on the Tide’s defensive line for four seasons, playing in 34 games. He tallied 27 tackles, 3.5 of which came for a loss. He ends his career in Tuscaloosa as a two-time College Football Playoff National Champion.
KeShun Freeman, LB, Georgia Tech
Freeman ends his four-year career with the Ramblin’ Wreck playing in 50 games and amassing 159 total tackles. The 6’2”, 250-pound Georgia native also had seven sacks and 20.5 tackles for a loss. After a stellar campaign as a true freshman in which he was named to the True Freshman All-America, Freshman All-America and All-ACC Honorable Mention teams, the Ramblin’ Wreck knew they had a bright spot on the defensive line for years to come. Beyond his work on the field, Freeman was named a 2018 semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, which recognizes character, teamwork and citizenship.
Both Frazier and Freeman were participants in the 2018 SPIRAL Tropical Bowl.
— EPIC Agents (@EpicAgents) January 14, 2018
With pro-days coming up and the NFL Draft in three short months, Epic Agents looks to have their 2018 class all sign with NFL franchises.