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ESPN will debut SportsCenter Special: QB2QB with Russell Wilson next month, featuring the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion quarterback mentoring top prospects in advance of the 2018 NFL Draft.

wilson 13 march 2018Participants will include quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) and JT Barrett (Ohio State), and running back Saquon Barkley (Penn State), a projected top-five pick.

QB2QB will premiere with all four 30-minute episodes airing in prime time on Tuesday 17 April on ESPN. Wilson will host one-on-one conversations with each player later this month where he will discuss his own NFL experiences from the past six seasons, including making the transition from college to the NFL, winning and losing Super Bowls, being the face of an NFL franchise, starting over with new coaches, and building relationships with teammates.

The programme will also explore mental conditioning with Wilson and his cognitive coach Trevor Moawad. The founder and president of Moawad Consulting Group, Moawad works with Wilson and other elite and professional athletes in self-awareness and mental skills training.

“Russell is an ideal mentor for these young players entering the NFL,” said ESPN Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman, who will oversee the project along with producer Josh Hoffman. “He overcame a fair amount of skepticism when he joined the league and worked hard to become one of the NFL’s top players.”

Added Wilson: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to meet Baker, Saquon, Mason and JT to try to help them get ready for the next level as part of ESPN’s QB2QB. At the same time, I look forward to feeding off their energy and excitement as I prepare myself for the new experiences that await me this season.”

QB2QB specials will air across the ESPN networks and excerpts of the conversations will be featured on ESPN.com.