SportStars and Athletes First, two leading NFL player agent companies, were numbers one and two in having their clients signed by NFL teams, with 39 players in total, according to the Sports Agent Blog’s Darren Heitner.
That list includes Athletes First clients Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee, selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round, and Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1st round.
SportStars had no client taken in the 1st round.
The agent who’s player was the first to be taken was Joel Segal (Lagardère Unlimited) and his client was Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan, who was taken by The Kansas City Chiefs.
Here’s the list of agencies and how many of their clients were taken in the 2013 NFL Draft:
SportStars with 21 clients selected – 8.2 percent (1 in 1st round)
Athletes First with 18 clients selected – 7.09 percent (3 in 1st round)
Octagon Football with 11 clients selected – 4.33 percent (3 in 1st round)
Creative Artists Agency with 10 clients selected – 3.56 percent (5 in 1st round)
Lagardère Unlimited with 10 clients selected – 3.84 percent (3 in 1st round)
Priority Sports with 10 clients selected – 3.84 percent (1 in 1st round)
SportsTrust Advisors with 9 clients selected – 3.54 percent (1 in 1st round)
Select Sports Group with 8 clients selected** – 3.15 percent (1 in 1st round)
Eastern Athletic Services with 7 clients selected – 2.76 percent (0 in 1st round)
Five Star Athlete Management with 6 clients selected – 2.36 percent (2 in 1st round)
Rep 1 Sports with 6 clients selected – 2.36 percent (1 in 1st round)
Bus Cook with 6 clients selected – 2.36 percent (0 in 1st round)
Impact Sports with 4 clients selected – 1.57 percent (2 in 1st round)