IFWT_2017 NFL Draft

For the third time in four years, the NFL Draft has a new location.  After being held in New York City for 50 years, it was held in Chicago for the past two years.  Now for 2017, it has been awarded to Philadelphia.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Thursday that the 2017 draft will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.  The NFL draft was last held in Philadelphia in 1961, and the first ever NFL draft was held in Philadelphia in 1936.

“Philadelphia is a passionate football town and will serve as a tremendous backdrop for the Draft and provide a great atmosphere for our fans and incoming players,” Goodell said. “Jeffrey Lurie has been a strong advocate and supporter of the draft on behalf of the City of Philadelphia throughout the entire selection process. We look forward to working with the Philadelphia Eagles, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) to create a week-long celebration of football for our fans.”

The bad news for Eagles fans is that they won’t have a first-round draft pick because the team traded their 2017 first rounder to Cleveland so they could move up to the No. 2 spot in this year’s draft to snag quarterback Carson Wentz.

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source: NFL