- After tweeting out a report from an agent about a client of the agent, Adam Schefter is under fire.
- His tweet generated a lot of buzz about the pretty clear bias and people have all kinds of jokes and questions.
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Adam Schefter is getting absolutely shredded for a recent tweet about the NFL Draft. The 55-year-old insider and analyst tweeted about a particular player’s draft stock and cited said player’s agent.
Every year, it seems like there is one surprise NFL Draft prospect who sneaks his way into the backend of the first round. Nobody sees the pick coming, it typically comes with a lot of criticism, and the franchise who made the pick is usually forced to explain itself to the masses.
This year, it appears as though one NFL agent is trying to manufacture that move himself. There is always a chance that Schefter’s report is true, but the way in which he reported it is raising quite a bit of scrutiny.
On Wednesday night, one day prior to the NFL Draft, Schefter tweeted that USC defensive end Drake Jackson might find his way into the first round.
His basis for that claim came from the agent that is representing Jackson as a client. So he tweeted that an agent told him that the agent’s client was generating a lot of buzz. Totally normal, totally unbiased.
Each year, unexpected players sneak into round one. One possibility this year is USC pass rusher Drake Jackson, whose agent Drew Rosenhaus said that “multiple teams” predicted to him Wednesday that Jackson – who had 15 top 30 visits – “would be a surprise first-round pick.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2022
As things currently stand, the vast majority of NFL Draft analysts project that Jackson will be selected in the mid-to-late second round.
Again, there is always the possibility that he sneaks into the first round. Schefter and Jackson’s agent could be right. However, the way that Schefter phrased his tweet makes it sound like Rosenhaus fed him what to say in an effort to make teams scramble over his client and think that they need to draft him higher than they may have thought.
It was a very weird tweet about Drake Jackson and Adam Schefter proceeded to get flambéed in the comments section.
i was really wondering what drew rosenhaus thought about one of his clients, thanks for reporting the news
— charles (top 10 podcaster/mock drafter) mcdonald (@FourVerts) April 28, 2022
— Zach Schwartz (@zachzachzach) April 28, 2022
Wonder how much of a bag Schefty got for tweeting this. https://t.co/bMGDthMUSv
— Marcus Wente (@mwente05) April 28, 2022
Adam Schefter carries water better than an aquarium truck. top notch stuff https://t.co/nwmNvN3N0k
— herb jones enjoyer (@thecouchnap) April 28, 2022
Drew Rosenhaus is a huge fan of a Drew Rosenhaus client wow https://t.co/G8q4oPXbCx
— Cashman’s Burner (@Mark_Trova) April 28, 2022
So does Drew write out the tweet for you and you just copy and paste from the text or do you write these yourself?
— Colonel of Truth (@RJMichael23) April 28, 2022
— TB Times Subcriber 🇵🇸 (@Patskrieg) April 28, 2022
Completely reliable source who has nothing to gain but creating artificial hype for his client, I believe this is 100% true
— KaladinCB (@KaladinCB) April 28, 2022
I’ll wait and see what Rapoport says
— thibs at 9; trade up for ridder hyper-extremist (@cmikesspinmove) April 28, 2022
You should really just be quoting the entire tweet since it’s copy and pasted.
Sup Drew. Sign me. I sell patio furniture. Together we will rule Midwest decks as far as the eye can see!
— Dave Hammer (@DaHammer489) April 28, 2022
his agent is a good unbiased source. i believe it
— Kyle (@KyleL00) April 28, 2022
Well surely his agent wouldn’t be using you to drum up interest in his client, so this seems legit.
— SCOTT (@Tex2WestSeattle) April 28, 2022
What does a tweet like this pay from Rosenhaus? Genuinely curious
— jamie (@jamiewest26) April 28, 2022
It isn’t unexpected now that you told us, Adam.
— Kyle Treats 🦬 (@KyleTreats) April 28, 2022
If Jackson goes in the first round, Schefter and Rosenhaus will have the last laugh. But that’s a big “if” and it’s still a weird thing to post either way.