By Sahil Patel
“Journey to the Draft,” which will follow three college football players Leonard Williams, Kevin White, and Marcus Peters as they prepare for the NFL draft, will premiere online on April 28. The first nine episodes of the series will premiere on that date on journeytothedraft.com, followed by the season finale on May 6.
“‘Journey To The Draft’ brings viewers behind the scenes and shows them the emotion and intensity the players experience,” said Dermot McCormack, president of AOL Video and AOL Studios, in a statement. “Every episode, we will take viewers inside the plays and politics; the locker rooms, press rooms and dorm rooms; like never before.”
“Journey to the Draft” is produced by Relativity Television and Relativity Sports for AOL. It will be narrated by and executive produced by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. Other executive producers include Tom Forman, Happy Walters, Adam Alcabes, Brad Bishop, and Adam Fisher. The concept was created by Relativity Sports, which represents the three athletes featured in the docu-series.
It’s the latest addition to AOL’s growing sports portfolio, which includes the daily series “2 Point Lead” and a distribution partnership with Fox Sports for the network’s TV clips and highlights and online originals.