LeBron James' Agent Rich Paul's Clients Chase Young, Jeff Okudah Go 2-3 in Draft

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIApril 24, 2020

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 11:  Sports agent Rich Paul looks on after the game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on March 11, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The NBA announced tonight the season has been suspended after a Utah Jazz player preliminary tested positive for the coronavirus. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Aside from the college prospects hearing their names called during the NFL draft on Thursday, no one is having a better first round than LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul. 

In his first year as a certified NFL agent, Paul saw two of his clients selected among the top three picks. 

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Rich Paul has been an NFL agent for ten minutes. Two of his clients (Young, Okudah) went second and third in the draft

With Chase Young going No. 2 overall to Washington and Jeff Okudah landing with the Detroit Lions at No. 3, Paul made a massive statement as he begins his foray into NFL representation. 

Young and Okudah join a stable of talent that includes James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Jusuf Nurkic, Ben Simmons and John Wall at Paul's Klutch Sports agency. On the football side, Paul's agency already represents Jarvis Landry, Melvin Gordon III and Alvin Kamara.