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2023 NFL Draft Player/Agent Pairings

Welcome to another year of providing the player/agent pairings as well as some notes for those selected in the NFL Draft.


  • Athletes First reps 8 of the 31 picks in the first round for on-field work and another 2 players (Bryce Young and Bijan Robinson) for marketing.
  • Creative Artists Agency reps 6 players selected in the first round.
  • WME Sports had 3 players taken in the first round, with veteran agent Joel Segal on each player’s Standard Representation Agreement (SRA).
  • Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports, who reps Jalen Hurts among others, reps the #3 pick (Will Anderson Jr.) and #8 pick (Bijan Robinson).
  • The only other agency with 2 players off the board in the first round was Rep1 Sports (Jack Campbell and Dalton Kincaid).
  • Deiric Jackson reps #4 overall pick Anthony Richardson. Richardson said he turned down an $800k advance from a rival agent.
  • Drew Rosenhaus said his client Jalen Carter wouldn’t meet with teams outside the top 10. Carter went #9.

Round 1

  1. Bryce Young – Ed Berry, Jimmy Sexton, and Patrick Collins of Creative Artists Agency (on-field), Athletes First (marketing)
  2. C.J. Stroud – David Mulugheta of Athletes First
  3. Will Anderson Jr. – Nicole Lynn and Kelton Crenshaw of Klutch Sports
  4. Anthony Richardson – Deiric Jackson of Legacy Sports Advisors
  5. Devon Witherspoon – Reggie Johnson and Tory Dandy of Creative Artists Agency
  6. Paris Johnson Jr. – Adam Heller, Greg Diulus, Sammy Spina, and Michael Simon of VMG Sports Representation
  7. Tyree Wilson – Erik Burkhardt of Roc Nation Sports
  8. Bijan Robinson – Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports (on-field), Athletes First (marketing)
  9. Jalen Carter – Drew Rosenhaus, Ryan Matha, and Robert Bailey of Rosenhaus Sports Representation
  10. Darnell Wright – Jeremy Newberry of Octagon
  11. Peter Skoronski – Patrick Collins and Tommy Condon of Creative Artists Agency
  12. Jahmyr Gibbs – Todd France and Ryan Williams of Athletes First (on-field), Everett Sports Marketing (marketing)
  13. Lukas Van Ness – Kyle McCarthy and Brian Murphy of Athletes First
  14. Broderick Jones – David Mulugheta and Trey Smith of Athletes First
  15. Will McDonald IV – Jared Fox and David Butz of Sportstars
  16. Emmanuel Forbes – Andre Odom of Athletes First
  17. Christian Gonzalez – Reggie Jackson, Lukman Abdulai, and Tory Dandy of Creative Artists Agency
  18. Jack Campbell – Chase Callahan and Ryan Tollner of Rep1 Sports
  19. Calijah Kancey – Bradley Cicala and Olasoji Awe of Quality Control Sports
  20. Jaxon Smith-Njigba – Joel Segal and Ben Renzin of WME Sports
  21. Quentin Johnston – Doug Hendrickson, Alexis Ramos, Quincy Peyton, and CJ LaBoy of Wasserman
  22. Zay Flowers – Zac Hiller and Matt Leist of LAA
  23. Jordan Addison – Tim Younger of Younger & Associates (on-field), Rubicon Talent (marketing)
  24. Deonte Banks – Ben Renzin and Joel Segal of WME Sports
  25. Dalton Kincaid – Collin Roberts, Chase Callahan, and Ryan Tollner of Rep1 Sports
  26. Mazi Smith – Joel Segal of WME Sports
  27. Anton Harrison – Joe Panos and Todd France of Athletes First
  28. Myles Murphy – Tory Dandy and Lukman Abdulai of Creative Artists Agency
  29. Bryan Bresee – Todd France and Kyle McCarthy of Athletes First
  30. Nolan Smith – Trey Smith and David Mulugheta of Athletes First
  31. Felix Anudike-Uzomah – Tommy Condon, RJ Gonser, and Tory Dandy of Creative Artists Agency

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.