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Draft Academy


View the project on Evolve's website HERE.

Created for ESPN’s brand new digital streaming content app ESPN+; ‘Draft Academy’ follows 6 of the top prospects on their journey to the 2018 NFL Draft, in a cinematic 8 part, 30 min. episodic series. Evolve Studio produced the entire Original Series in collaboration with ESPN.


Draft Academy profiles six players who hope to hear their names called in the 2018 NFL Draft, including two top quarterbacks – Sam Darnold (USC) and Josh Allen (Wyoming), Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick – a projected top-10 pick, and Central Florida’s Shaquem Griffin, the linebacker who has emerged as one of the biggest names in this year’s draft class. The series chronicles the lead-up to the NFL Draft for each player, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their training, the NFL Scouting Combine, Pro Days, home visits with their families, and eventually, the 2018 NFL Draft.

“Draft Academy brings fans closer to some of the biggest names and best stories in the upcoming NFL Draft and serves as a complement to all that ESPN is doing across our linear networks,” said Connor Schell, Executive Vice President, Content, ESPN. “The show is a prime example of the high-quality, relevant original content fans will have access to on demand on ESPN+.”

Genres: Visual VFX, People, Documentary, Action, Storytelling

Categories: Media and Entertainment, Streaming Services

Evolve Studios®, 5 years ago