Today, ESPN announced the NFL Draft prospects who will be part of Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series in 2017. Two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and College Football Playoff National Champion Deshaun Watson of Clemson leads the group of seven quarterbacks. Each will participate in a film session and on-field workout with Gruden at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando this spring.
All seven quarterbacks are featured in the slideshow above with individual scouting reports from Gruden on each player. New episodes of Gruden’s QB Camp begin Tuesday, April 11 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and the Best of Gruden’s QB Camp airs Thursday, April 13 (7 p.m., ESPN).
Now in its eighth year, Gruden’s QB Camp is part of ESPN’s annual pre-NFL Draft coverage. In all, 50 quarterbacks – including 15 current NFL starters – have been mentored by Gruden, including Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson, former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton, two-time Pro Bowler Derek Carr and 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott.
“It’s a lot of fun preparing to do these QB Camp meetings and getting to know these young men,” said Gruden, ESPN’s Super Bowl-winning coach and Monday Night Football analyst. “They have so much ambition and desire to be great. I get a lot of satisfaction from just trying to help each of them get one percent better as they launch their NFL careers. It is also rewarding to go on the road for Monday Night Football to visit with these quarterbacks and see how far they’ve come.”
The entire QB Camp TV schedule will be released later this month.