It’s only March. But as any sports fan knows, it’s always football season. In keeping with that understanding, ESPN announced this week, that it will debut a new four-week series focused on the top prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft this Spring in anticipation of the upcoming NFL season.
ESPN Draft Academy will debut Tuesday, April 22nd at 10pm ET on ESPN. The four-week series follows this year’s crop of NFL hopefuls as they prepare for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, their individual Pro Days, and the upcoming NFL Draft. The mini-series will focus on Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), Marqise Lee (USC), Pierre Desir (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) and Bishop Sankey (University of Washington). Each episode runs one hour and will follow Jon Grudens QB Camp.
Matthew Volk, ESPN Director of Programming and Acquisitions, explained the premise of the mini-series in speaking with the media. “Draft Academy follows some of the most talented, talked-about prospects as they train in pursuit of a top spot in the 2014 NFL Draft,” he said. “The show will give fans an intimate look at these players as they pursue their goals of making it to the NFL.”
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