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Sportstars Leads All Agencies With 25 Players Selected In 2022 NFL Draft

New York City-based Sportstars led all NFL agencies with the largest number of clients taken in the 2022 NFL Draft. The team of agents that includes Alan Herman, Jared Fox, Ron Slavin, Luke McMurtrey, Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler, Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler, Dave Butz, Justin Ferris, and Jason Chayut, had a total of twenty-five clients selected throughout the three days of the event.

There are hundreds and hundreds of NFL agents scratching and clawing to compete for the same group of potential clients. Sportstars, as a group, pulled off a crazy feat of locking up twenty-five of these newly minted NFL players, which makes up roughly 10% of the entire Draft.

The closest agency to come to Sportstars, with regard to the number of clients selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, was Athletes First with twenty-one clients off the board. Here is a breakdown of the Sportstar client selections with the names of their Contract Advisors as stated on their respective Standard Representation Agreements (SRAs).

  • 1st round (#17) – Zion Johnson –  Alan Herman, Jared Fox
  • 2nd round (#62) – Bryan Cook – Jared Fox
  • 3rd round (#67) – Josh Ezeudu – Jared Fox
  • 3rd round (#76) – Travis Jones – Jared Fox
  • 3rd round (#89) – Terrel Bernard – Ron Slavin
  • 4th round (#114) – Dane Belton – Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler, Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler
  • 4th round (#115) – Damarri Mathis – Jason Chayut
  • 4th round (#116) – Eyioma Uwazurike – Jared Fox, Dave Butz
  • 4th round (#118) – Akayleb Evans – Ron Slavin,  Luke McMurtrey
  • 4th round (#130) – Jordan Stout – Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler, Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler
  • 4th round (#133) – Jake Camarda – Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler, Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler
  • 4th round (#143) – Chigoziem Okonkwo – Jason Chayut, Jared Fox
  • 5th round (#146) – Micah McFadden – Jared Fox, Alan Herman
  • 5th round (#147) – DJ Davidson – Dave Butz
  • 5th round (#153) – Tariq Woolen – Jason Chayut
  • 5th round (#165) – Esezi Otomewo – Jared Fox, Justin Faires
  • 5th round (#166) – Tycen Anderson – Jason Chayut
  • 5th round (#178) – John Ridgeway – Ron Slavin, Luke McMurtrey
  • 6th round (#187) – Nick Zakelj – Jared Fox, Alan Herman
  • 6th round (#194) – Jordan Jackson – Alan Herman, Jared Fox, Jamie Mullen
  • 6th round (#203) – Trestan Ebner – Ron Slavin, Luke McMurtrey
  • 6th round (#207) – Doug Kramer – Alan Herman
  • 6th round (#220) – Kalia Davis – Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler, Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler
  • 7th round (#252) – Jeffrey Gunter – Jerard “JR” Roggio, Jim Ivler, Jon Perzley, Brian Mackler
  • 7th round (#254) – Elijah Hicks – Dave Butz

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.