With the NFL Draft upon us football fans will be skewering the internet to find out more about the star players who will light up the NFL next season so long-term NFL partner, Visa, has created a 360 degree virtual reality documentary for four of the draft’s top players.
Visa has partnered with VR firm STRIVR Visa to give fans a “fly on the wall” look at four top prospects as they prepare for the draft.
The four players who feature in the VR films are Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson, Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith and Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.
Each films tells the unique story of the players such as Lawson, who while training discusses how he dedicates his game to his father, who passed away when Shaq was 12 years old. In Miller’s VR video he discusses his transition from Quarterback to Wide Receiver, while the film following Lynch shows why he may be the best QB available in this year’s class.
Discussing his journey and work with Visa, Miller said: “Transitioning from QB to Wide Receiver meant me being the team leader to trying to be the fastest on the field. It’s been fun working with Visa, who is a leader in their field and also trying to find faster ways for NFL fans to make purchases. I’ve partnered with them to show-off my training in a 360 VR video, so everyone can see how prepared I am to be the best rookie Wide Receiver the NFL has seen.”
Lynch talked about VR treatment, saying: “As a quarterback and leader on the field, it’s important for me to be aware of everything happening around me. Technology is changing the future of football and I was excited to work with Visa, a long-time NFL partner and the best in payments, to give fans an interesting look at my training and preparation for the 2016 NFL Draft, from every angle, through a 360 VR video."
During the draft, which takes place in Chicago this year, Visa will bring NFL fans a host of interactive activities including VR kiosks where they can view the films and player meet and greets with star players of the Chicago Bears.