Barely two months after the draft, nearly 10 percent of the first-round class has changed agents.
The latest? 49ers tackle Anthony Davis, the 11th overall pick in the draft, has parted ways with Sanat “Sunny” Shah and hired Drew Rosenhaus.
Rosenhaus informed us of the development this morning.
Shah has one other client — 2009 first-round tackle Eugene Monroe. So the loss of Davis cuts Shah’s practice in half.
Davis joins Redskins tackle Trent Williams (fourth overall pick) and Dolphins defensive lineman Jared Odrick (28th overall) as first-rounders who have changed agents. Odrick also hired Rosenhaus; to date, Trent Williams has yet to replace Eugene Parker.
Rosenhaus now has three first-round picks: Davis, Odrick, and Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (15th overall pick).
Given that camps open later this month, some 49ers fans may worry that the late change will result in another holdout, like the bitter dispute the team endured a year ago.
Fear not, San Francisco.
“This won’t be a Michael Crabtree situation,” Rosenhaus said. “I can assure you that.”
Though it’s not uncommon for players to profess a desire to sign in time for training camp, it’s rare for an agent to do so. (Then again, Rosenhaus didn’t say there will be no holdout; he merely said it won’t be another situation that drags into the regular season.)
In the end, it could be that Davis simply doesn’t want to hold out, and that he realized Shah’s other client held out for 12 days last year.
UPDATE: As expected, Trent Williams has hired CAA.