The Youtube documentary series ‘Hey Rookie’ that follows a selection of rookies through their NFL draft preparation, and subsequent draft night experience, is back. The popular Youtube series was released this week for the 2020 season, and features a line up of elite talent.
On this years ‘Hey Rookie’, we’ll see Justin Fields, Micah Parsons, Kyle Pitts & Jaycee Horn. The interesting thing about that is that none of these four guys were drafted any later than 12 overall!
Kyle Pitts was one of our favourite prospects coming out this year, and a guy who is so unique to the NFL, that nobody is really sure how the Falcons will use him. One thing is for sure, he’s not your typical tight end, and has every chance of being a top 5 pass catching tight end in his rookie season. Will he work in and replace some of Julio Jones’ reps on the outside? Read a little more about Kyle Pitts right here…
What is Hey Rookie?
The series follows the rookies through preparation, including off season camps, workouts, pro days, and catches up with them along the way. It’s an intense process to prepare your mind and your body for the draft, and for the NFL, and the insight from Hey Rookie has always been superb. In a unique off season, where everything hung in the balance for such a long time, this seasons documentary will certainly be unique.
We’ll see the Justin Fields trade, and getting drafted by the Bears, as well as Kyle Pitts becoming the highest drafted tight end in NFL history. Jaycee Horn was the first cornerback off the board to the Panthers, and Micah Parsons has an emotional connection to the Cowboys… who happened to be his ideal landing spot.
In previous years, we’ve seen the likes of Mitchell Trubisky, Juju Smith-Schuster, DK Metcalf, Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler go through the series, and watching these guys work as hard as they do, and then finally get the draft call, is always an emotional one…
The episode for the Hey Rookie season is now live, check it out, and let us know what you think! Tweet us @UndraftedTN