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Blake Bortles, Clowney to star in 'Draft Academy' TV show

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It was announced today that ESPN will broadcast a new show which will follow a number of college football players as they prepare for the NFL Draft this May.

The show, titled 'Draft Academy', will feature a number of high profile draft prospects but perhaps the biggest names to be included are highly rated quarterback Blake Bortles (UCF), and monster defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (Southern Carolina).

Both players are being talked about as potential number one overall picks come May and the show will look to give fans an insight into just what it takes to prepare for the big event.

The show will debut, April 22 but some filming has already taken place with camera's having followed the young men through the Scouting Combine. 

The four part series will also include footage of each athlete's pro days and the 2014 NFL Draft itself as ESPN looks to give us a never before seen insight into the process.

Other players included in the show will be USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, cornerback Pierre Desir, and University of Washington running back Bishop Sankey.

Lucky for ESPN they picked Bortles out of the top three rated quarterbacks because watching Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater watch other QB's throw at the Combine might have dragged a little don't you think?

Sounds like quite an interesting show, and should either Bortles or Clowney go on to have stellar NFL careers it will make good viewing in the year's ahead.

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