'Journey to the Draft' Episode 9: Calm before the storm
"Journey to the Draft" is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attended different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they shared one goal: to play in the NFL.
That wish came true for all three on Thursday night.
Leonard Williams, a defensive end from USC, Kevin White, a wide receiver from West Virginia, and Marcus Peters, a cornerback from Washington, were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The AOL docu-series chronicles the ups and downs of the three stars and reveals never-seen-before footage of the athletes trying to make their dreams come true.
WATCH EVERY EPISODE:
EPISODE 1: Trouble with the 40
EPISODE 2: Last days in the desert
EPISODE 3: Welcome to Indianapolis
EPISODE 4: The Combine
EPISODE 5: Life after 4.35
EPISODE 6: Wanted men
EPISODE 7: Homecoming
EPISODE 8: Back to business
EPISODE 9: Calm before the storm
About the players:
A Florida native, Leonard Williams was considered arguably the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft -- and was taken sixth overall by the New York Jets.
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. Those skills were enough for the Chicago Bears to select him with the No. 7 overall pick.
After two seasons at Lackawanna College, Kevin had become one of the breakout stars of the 2014 college football season where, as a starter at UWV, he finished last season with 109 receptions, 1,447 yards and 10 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.
Meanwhile, Peters was one of the most talented and the best cover cornerbacks in all of college football. Now, he joins the Kansas City Chiefs after they took him No. 18 overall.
He was named to NFL.com's Midseason All-American team. However, Marcus was dismissed from the team after a disagreement with a coach.
"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.