ESPN’s popular Draft Academy series is back for a second season. The series which looks at the preparation of NFL draft prospects will offer four one-hour shows leading up to the NFL Draft next month. All shows run on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on the Mothership.

We offer you this trailer previewing the season:

You may have noticed the following athletes in the trailer:

  • Florida State quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston;
  • Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon;
  • Georgia running back Todd Gurley;
  • Missouri defensive back Shane Ray;
  • Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith; and
  • North Dakota State running back John Crockett

Tonight’s episode will introduce viewers to the players with the following episodes following them through the Scouting Combine, their Pro Days, and then the Draft itself.

If you miss the episodes when they run “live” on Tuesday nights, they will be shown again on various ESPN platforms as well as on ABC on Saturday afternoons on the ESPN Sports Saturday block.

Last year’s premiere season of Draft Academy included Jadeveon Clowney and Blake Bortles and the episodes were produced well and featured some good storytelling. With one season under its belt, the ESPN features team now knows what to look for and can expand on what it did to give us some fascinating programming for this year.

Here’s the schedule for this season:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Tue, April 14 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy: The Journey Begins ESPN
Tue, April 21 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy: The Combine ESPN
Tue, April 28 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy: Pro Days ESPN
Tue, May 5 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy: The Draft ESPN


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He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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