How Important Is A Player's Agent?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by mgteich, Feb 16, 2011.

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    If a player had chosen an unmentionable agent, would you not care, move him donw a round, move him down 10 or 20 spots, or take a player off your board?

    What about a player who chooses an agent that we ahve worked well with in the past? Any adjustments here?
     
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  2. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    No. I wouldn't eliminate a player from my draft board just because of his agent.
     
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  3. onegr8om

    onegr8om Practice Squad Player

    Interesting question. I think after the new CBA ends up getting done, this will be a matter of less importance. Once a rookie salary structure is in place, who cares who the agent is. Unless you're thinking you may not be able to sign the player after his rookie contract is up.
     
  4. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I think it's a non issue if you're drafting the player in the first few rounds. Later round picks i think a favorable agent is preferred because you need them in camp early if possible. I don't think you move them up or down based on agent ... agents don't play the game ... you draft players.
     
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  5. MaineMan

    MaineMan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    IDK. Seems to me all I'd care about wrt the agent for, say, a 5th rounder is that he's not a total douche and will get his paperwork done properly and promptly. The agents I'd worry about and might try to avoid are those who'd be okay with allowing their client, a #17 pick, to hold out well into the regular season for #10 money because that's where he thinks he SHOULD have been picked. Who was it - Eugene Parker? The guy who repped Crabtree? If I was a GM, I'd never draft someone he repped. I could easily see GM's and owners blackballing this guy's clients.
     
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