Philadelphia wants to host next year’s NFL Draft

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The Eagles don’t have a pick in the first round, so they want the whole draft instead.

Via Dave Zangaro of, commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the City of Brotherly Love wants to host the three-day event next year.

They’re one of the cities bidding,” Goodell said. “Were interested in Philadelphia, among other cities.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that they were the “leading candidate” to host but Los Angeles was also a factor, prior to Goodell doing what Goodell does to keep interest ramped up and deals getting sweeter.

The draft is in Chicago for the second year of a two-year run, after 51 in New York. But there have been reports that half the league plus Canton, Ohio wants to host it, so there figures to be competition.