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2021 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Recap

By: Ransom Campbell, Eric Finkelstein, Dan DeWitt, Rex Sheild, and Jacoby Vault With the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft from April 29-May 1st, the top-tier agencies saw plenty of their clients selected and smaller agencies saw their clients on the board for the first time. Agent Recaps: Athletes First had 23 Clients Drafted CAA […]

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2021 NFL Draft Recap: Rounds 4-7 Player-Agent Pairings

As the NFL Draft concluded this weekend, the below agencies landed players being drafted in Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft: A3 Athletics JaCoby Stevens – Round 6 Agency 1 Sports Darrick Forrest – Round 5 Kawaan Baker – Round 7 Alliance Management Rhamondre Stevenson – Round 4 Tyler Shelvin – Round 4 AMDG Sports […]

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Day Two NFL Draft Agent Recap: Athletes First Leads The Way

Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and the top-tier agencies continued to see plenty of their clients selected whereas some of the smaller agencies finally got on the board for the first time.  Athletes First turned in an impressive round 1 with eight clients selected and the agency continued that […]

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2021 NFL Draft Round 1 Recap Of Player-Agent Pairings

Trevor Lawrence – MGC Sports/Excel Sports [marketing] Zack Wilson – Brian Ayrault (WME) Trey Lance – Patrick Collins, Tommy Condon, Jimmy Sexton (CAA) Kyle Pitts – Andre Odom and David Mulugheta (Athletes First)/ESM [marketing] Ja’Marr Chase – Alliance Sports Jaylen Waddle – Joel Segal (SportFive)/GSE Worldwide [marketing] Penei Sewell – Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, […]

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Athletes First Sign Two 2021 NFL Draft Prospects

Athletes First continued its hot streak of signing 2021 NFL Draft clients by inking two highly regarded offensive linemen: Aaron Banks of Notre Dame and Wyatt Davis of Ohio State. Aaron Banks racked up numerous postseason accolades after his 5th year at Notre Dame including Associated Press All-America First Team, Sporting News All-America Second Team, […]

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Justin Fields Signs With Athletes First

Athletes First has signed former Ohio State University quarterback Justin Fields. He will be represented by NFL agent David Mulugheta for on-the-field and off-the-field representation. His off-the-field representation will be primarily handled by Athletes First, but will be supported by Rubicon. Fields joins Athletes First and Mulugheta’s expansive client roster. The 6’3”, 228-pound, quarterback from […]

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Why Dwayne Haskins Agent Tweeted About Ending Their Relationship

It is rare to see a sports agent make a public announcement when cutting ties with a professional athlete. Typically, an athlete will send a letter to the agent indicating that their professional relationship is terminated and ultimately sign a new agent with a relative lack of fanfare. However, every so often an agent will […]

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Super-Agent Todd France Joins Athletes First

Athletes First has hired NFL super-agent Todd France to join their team as well as France’s long-time colleagues Jennifer Thatcher and Julie Voelker, all of whom will open Athletes First Atlanta based office. Todd France, recognized by Forbes Magazine as the most powerful agent in football, made headlines late this summer for mutually parting ways […]

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Penei Sewell Signs With Athletes First

After opting out of the 2020-21 college football season and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft, former University of Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell has signed with Athletes First for representation. Joe Panos, Justin “Scoop” Schulman, and David Dunn are the lead agents for Sewell, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.  Brian […]

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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]