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Lil Wayne’s Group May Have Its 1st Top NFL Draft Pick

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The 2019 NFL Draft is still months away, but the mock drafts are in full force. One name at the top of, or near the top of, every single mock draft is Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Today, Williams is making it official on who will represent him as he attempts to solidify his name at the top of the NFL Draft.

Williams has selected Young Money APAA as his agency of record. He has the potential to be the first top pick represented by Young Money APAA since it created a football division roughly three years ago.

In 2016, Young Money Sports merged with APAA Sports Group. It united an entertainment icon in Lil Wayne with Adie von Gontard, whose great grandfather founded Anheuser-Busch and whose grandfather owned the St. Louis Cardinals.

In December 2017, the football division was further strengthened through the acquisition of PlayersRep Sports Management, which included shifting clients such as Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Lane Johnson, Jason McCourty and Todd Davis. It also added veteran agents to the fold in the form of Andy Simms, Ken Sarnoff, David Lee, Cody Recchion and Nicole Lynn.

The group has signed signed players such as Malik Jefferson and Derrius Guice. But the true coming out party for the enhanced Young Money APAA football division is undoubtedly 2019.

Joining Williams as Young Money APAA 2019 NFL Draft class clients are Mecole Hardman Jr., D’Andre Walker, Gary Johnson, Jakobi Meyers, Dennis Daley, Emeke Egbule and Jamal Davis II.

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.