Undiscovered returns to Sky Sports on Thursday, charting the journeys of four European hopefuls looking to break it in the NFL.
Four teams from the NFC South, chosen at random in a draw, each host a player, with three of the four selected coming from the UK and one from Germany.
The players followed this year include former England rugby star Alex Gray (Atlanta Falcons), recent college players Alex Jenkins (New Orleans Saints) and Eric Nzeocha (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and defensive end Efe Obada (Carolina Panthers).
We follow their ups and downs over the past three months as they train alongside NFL players and draft hopefuls in Florida, under the supervision of two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora and NFLUK head of football development, Aden Durde.
You can watch all five episodes of the new series of Undiscovered on Sky Sports Action from 8pm on Thursday, in the build-up to the first game of the new NFL season – Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots, live on Sky Sports Action from 12.30am.
New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs
September 8, 2017, 12:30am
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For more information on the four hopefuls featured in the series, read on below…
ALEX GRAY, Tight End (UK), Age: 26 – Atlanta Falcons
Born and raised in Bishop Auckland, England, Gray captained England’s rugby teams at Under-16, Under-18, Under-20 and International Sevens levels and played for Newcastle Falcons and London Irish. He was named in the original extended Great Britain Sevens squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, before suffering an injury. He signed for Yorkshire Carnegie for the 2016-17 rugby season and recently decided to convert to American football.
ALEX JENKINS, Defensive End (UK), Age: 24 – New Orleans Saints
Born and raised in Bath, England, Jenkins began playing football at the Bath City Academy and for the Bristol Aztecs, earning a spot on the Great Britain youth team. Having been selected to participate in an all-star high school camp in Virginia, he earned a scholarship to play college football at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He was a three-year starter as defensive end at UIW, posting 3.5 sacks in his senior year.
ERIC NZEOCHA, Linebacker (Germany), Age: 24 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nzeocha began playing football for the Franken Knights youth team in Neusitz, Germany, and was selected for the German national junior team. Played three years at the University of Wyoming, switching from tight end to linebacker before the 2015 season. His brother, Mark, is a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.
EFE OBADA, Defensive End (UK), Age: 25 – Carolina Panthers
Raised in London after arriving from the Netherlands aged 10, Obada signed as a free agent for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after playing only five games of amateur football with the London Warriors. Played in preseason for the Cowboys and spent part of the 2015 season on the club’s practice squad. Has since had spells on the rosters of the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.