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Packers 2nd-round pick Josh Jones changes representation

The 63rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft has changed agents before signing his first NFL contract.

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In the world of professional sports, athletes change agents with some amount of frequency. However, they tend to do so after the start of their careers rather than before they've signed their first professional playing contract. Green Bay Packers second-round pick Josh Jones has become an example of the latter, deciding to fire the agent that represented him during the draft process and hire Drew Rosenhaus.

Since the ratification of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, contracts for drafted rookies contain few elements over which to haggle. The CBA effectively caps both the compensation and length of the deals, leaving just offset language and certain guarantees up for serious negotiation.

Still, players sometimes feel as though different representation could have pushed them up the draft board or landed them in a more advantageous position. Whether those reasons explain Jones' agent change remain unclear.

Taken 63rd overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones looks set to take on some version of the role versatile defensive back Micah Hyde held during his time in Green Bay. As such, any change in representation that could affect his availability represents a significant shift. Jones originally signed with First-Round Management coming out of N.C. State.