AOL announced today the release of its upcoming digital docu-series, Journey to the Draft, which will premiere on April 28 th. The series will release nine episodes on April 28th, followed by the finale on May 6 th for 10 episodes in total streaming on journeytothedraft.com. NFL Hall-of-Famer Deion Sanders serves as executive producer and narrator for the series Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal: to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters. "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. "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 follows three college football players as they make their way towards their dreams of playing professional football in the NFL, but first, they have to make it through the draft. About the players: A Florida native, Leonard Williams is arguably the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft. A quiet man off-the-field, but a lion between the lines, Leonard is a versatile player with strength, athleticism, flexibility and fluidity with great range. As a true freshman in 2012, Leonard was named the Pac 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. At 6'3" and 210 pounds, Kevin White, from Plainfield, NJ, is a pure wide receiver with an effortless stride, amazing hands and incredible speed. After two seasons at Lackawanna College, Kevin has become one of the breakout stars of the 2014 college football season where, as a starter at West Virginia, he finished the season with 109 receptions, 1,447 yards and ten touchdowns. Kevin was named an All-American by several publications in 2014 and was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the most outstanding receiver in college football. After running the 40-yard dash in just 4.35 seconds at the NFL Combine, Kevin established himself as the top wide receiver available and a top ten pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Marcus Peters is one of the most talented and the best cover cornerback in all of college football. He was named to NFL.com's Midseason All-American team. However, Marcus was dismissed from the team after a disagreement with a coach. Marcus has all of the talent, but the Oakland, CA native and young father must now prove that he's overcome his off-the-field issues and earn the trust of NFL teams to be a first round pick. "Journey to the Draft" is produced for AOL Originals by Relativity Television and Relativity Sports. Executive producers are Tom Forman, Happy Walters, Adam Alcabes, Brad Bishop, and Adam Fisher. The show concept was created by Relativity Sports, who represents the three athletes involved in the docu-series.
Follow their journey on journeytothedraft.com. For more information and upcoming news on Journey to the Draft and other AOL Original series follow us @AolOriginals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr .ABOUT AOL AOL (NYSE:AOL) is a media technology company with a mission to simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. As the 4th largest online property in the U.S., with approximately 200 million monthly consumers of its premium brands, AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms. AOL's opportunity lies in shaping the future of the digitally connected world for decades to come. Follow @AolOriginals on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr for more upcoming news about Journey to the Draft and other AOL Original Series. ABOUT RELATIVITY TELEVISION Relativity Television is one of the largest suppliers of television programming in the United States. Since its inception in 2008, Relativity Television has produced more than 1,000 hours of programming for more than 55 networks, including NBC, MTV, Showtime, A&E, Discovery Channel, Food Network and Disney Channel. In 2014, Relativity Television produced 45 series/specials including "Catfish: The TV Show" (MTV), "The Great Food Truck Race" (Food Network), "The American Bible Challenge" (Game Show Network) and "All About Sex" (TLC). In 2015, new unscripted series from Relativity Television include "Sex Box" (WEtv), "8 Minutes" (A&E), and "All-Star Academy" (Food Network). Scripted projects include "Capo" at Crackle, "Young & Hungry" at ABC Family, and "Limitless," based on the Relativity Studios film, at CBS.
ABOUT RELATIVITY SPORTSRelativity Sports, LLC, a division of Relativity, represents 400 of the best athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. As one of the largest sports agencies in the world, we are focused on providing each client with superior playing contract negotiation capabilities, marketing prospects, off the field support and exposure, access to the world of entertainment and a wide variety of individualized opportunities across Relativity's expansive platform. Relativity Sports' agents have negotiated contracts totaling in excess of $2.5 billion in value. Led by Relativity's Co-President and Relativity Sports' CEO, Happy Walters, and Relativity Sports' President, Josh Swartz, Relativity Sports is the only sports management agency that is a division of a global entertainment company, offering professional athletes direct access to the studio's extensive film, television, digital, fashion, gaming, music and branding properties. This combination of sports business knowledge and unparalleled entertainment expertise allows Relativity Sports to create, source and execute professional opportunities as unique as each athlete. Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, Relativity Sports also has offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.