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May 7, 2014

Before the NFL calls, agents vie for rookies

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GET TO KNOW HIM: Unlike when Dunn, Linta and Gold started in the business about two decades ago, there is just as much information about agents on the Internet as there is video on players.

"All in all, the agent has to be ... my best friend. I have to trust him with my life, everything I have," said linebacker prospect and Dunn client Kyle Van Noy.

Getting personalities and philosophies that mesh is important on both ends of the relationship. Linta likens it to a professional marriage.

"One thing that hasn't really changed," Linta said. "They're all looking for guidance."

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