ESPN's Draft Academy 2018

I always trip out seeing something I shot end up seeing the light of day. Back in February I was contacted by Evolve Studio about filming with one of the players featured in ESPN's Draft Academy 2018 season while he was in Oklahoma City.


Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was in town to accept the Jim Thorpe Award for the 2017 season and we ended up filming with him for two and a half days. I honestly couldn't say enough nice things about Minkah, the ESPN producer on-site for the shoot, and Evolve Studio. There were some pretty strict "no social media" guidelines and Evolve owned all the footage so I don't have any fancy framegrabs to show minus what is shown in the episode.

The ESPN series Draft Academy follows six of the top NFL prospects as they prepare for Draft Day and is exclusively on ESPN+. I've not seen all the episodes at this point, but it looks like the footage from my time with Minkah is in Episode 2: Body & Mind.