Every year, thousands of football players are evaluated, tested, and interviewed for a chance to play on the ultimate stage: the NFL. Evolve Studios partnered with ESPN Features to create an unscripted sports follow doc that tells the stories of 6 of these men.
ESPN’s Draft Academy is an 8-part, 30-minute episodic, unscripted series that gives a raw point of view to the 100 days leading up to the NFL Draft. This season follows Draft hopefuls Nick Bosa, Drew Lock, Josh Jacobs, Marquise Brown, Jarrett Stidham, and Tyree Jackson on their journey being drafted into the NFL. Following the athlete’s mental, physical, and emotional preparations, we get an honest look at what these men must give up for a chance at their dreams.
In 2010, Joel & Jesse Edwards, two “Vimeo Kids” founded Evolve. What started out as a dream fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios.
As an independent, award-winning studio, Evolve produces premium content for a diverse group of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, Facebook, NBC Universal, HBO and Discovery, to name a few. Our work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmy’s, 40 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades.
Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue collar creative work effort, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee.