Once upon a time, many NFL scouts wondered if former Wisconsin and North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson had the size to play quarterback in the NFL.
Five seasons, four Pro Bowls, and a Super Bowl championship later, those questions no longer linger.
That makes Russell any ideal mentor for the four prospects appearing on ESPN's QB2QB Series, which debuts in April.
- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett
- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield
- Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Randolph
- Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
From ESPN, here is what the show will feature:
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.
QB2QB 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.
All four 30-minute episodes will air in primetime on Tuesday, April 17 on ESPN, with the Barkley episode taking the name QB2RB.