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AOL to Launch NFL Draft Digital Series

AOL will tackle the NFL Draft with a new digital docu-series that profiles three college football players entering the draft, according to the company.

The Journey to the Draft series, in which NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders will serve as executive producer and narrator debuts April 28th with nine episodes, with a final episode scheduled for May 6, according to AOL officials.

Athletes profiled in the series include Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters. The NFL Draft begins April 30.

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.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.