View Full Version : Agents Ben Dogra, Tom Condon score big, represent 12 NFL draft picks

Kaiser Toro
05-12-2008, 03:57 PM
Star recruits such as Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long and Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan filled the spotlight at this year's NFL Draft. But behind the scenes, Clayton-based CAA Football, led by agents Ben Dogra and Tom Condon, demonstrated once again why the firm is widely considered the most dominant player representation practice in professional football.

CAA Football represented 12 players drafted, including four of the first eight selections and six first-round picks -- more than any other agency. Of those six, Dogra represented five, tying for the most by an individual agent this year. This is the fifth year in a row Dogra has at least tied for the most first-round NFL draftees.

Condon co-represents three of Dogra's players, including Long, the first pick overall, who agreed to a five-year, $57.75 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, and top quarterback Ryan, selected third overall by the Atlanta Falcons. CAA Football agent Ken Kremer was also in the first-round mix, representing eighth-pick Derrick Harvey, a defensive end from Florida who was taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Local CAA marketing agents Mark Heligman, R.J. Gonser and John Caplin are already busy working on endorsement deals for the agency's draftees.

"To get the results we have with such a fine group of players, it couldn't have been any better," Dogra said. "Nobody's ever had four guys in the top 10, nevermind in the top eight. We have guys we expect will be impact players for years to come. We hope this will give us momentum."


05-12-2008, 04:17 PM
Their families should be having a nice Christmas this year...and next year...and next year...