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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). 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.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

4 replies on “Catching Up With Steve Caric’s 2012 NFL Draft Class”

Why do always write about agents with a little to no clients. I looked him up and he only has 2 clients in the NFL. How do these cats make a living?

I cover small and big agents, alike. But yes, it is tough to make a living as an NFLPA Contract Advisor.

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This Caric guy sure did a great job advising C.Polk ?  Undrafted Polk could have stayed in school and been a Heisman candidate and a draft pick next year.  

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