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Catching Up With Octagon’s 2012 NFL Draft Class

Octagon Football represents 6 players who were selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Those players range from Cameron Jordan (defensive end selected #24 overall by the New Orleans Saints) to Stephen Schilling (offensive lineman selected #201 overall by the San Diego Chargers).

Every year, Octagon Football represents a number of players who drafted, and Octagon is able to retain its standing as one of the most prominent football agencies in America.  2012 will undoubtedly bring Octagon a host of new NFL players, as many of the following names who are Octagon clients will be called between rounds 1-7 of this year’s Draft.

  • Courtney Upshaw – outside linebacker – Alabama – NFLDraftScout: 2 (position), 21 (overall)
  • Whitney Mercilus – defensive end – Illinois – NFLDraftScout: 2 (position), 31 (overall)
  • Brandon Weeden – quarterback – Oklahoma State – NFLDraftscout: 6 (position), 82 (overall)
  • Michael Egnew – tight end – Missouri – NFLDraftScout: 4 (position), 98 (overall)
  • Jamell Fleming – cornerback – Oklahoma – NFLDraftScout: 19 (position), 141 (overall)
  • Mychal Kendricks – inside linebacker – California – NFLDraftScout: 7 (position), 155 (overall)
  • Marc Tyler – running back – Southern California – NFLDraftScout: 20 (position), 202 (overall)
  • Kyle Wilber – outside linebacker – Wake Forest – NFLDraftScout: 21 (position), 207 (overall)
  • Marvin Jones – wide receiver – California – NFLDraftScout: 28 (position), 228 (overall)
  • Joe Looney – offensive guard – Wake Forest – NFLDraftScout: 16 (position), 305 (overall)
  • Peyton Thompson – cornerback – San Jose State – likely undrafted

Congratulations to Mike Sullivan, Doug Hendrickson, CJ Laboy, Andy Ross, and the others on the Octagon Football team for what seems to be a very impressive 2012 NFL Draft class.

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.