Maybe the ultimate plan is to have one round of the NFL Draft in a different city, on a different day.
In addition to a report that said the league’s considering moving the draft later in the year, we now have an expanded roster of cities vying to host.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, seven cities have applied to host the draft.
The list includes New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles and Canton, Ohio.
While L.A. is certainly appealing to the league because of the the obvious television connections, Canton would be a neat sentimental pick.
Having the draft at the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame would lend a bit of historical gravity to the proceedings, and create a boost for the league’s shrine.