Philadelphia will reportedly host the 2017 NFL draft.
The NFL has already chosen Philadelphia and is set to make the announcement soon, NJ.com reports. The only issue remaining is when and where the announcement will be made, according to the report. The league wouldn’t want to make the announcement this week because all of the attention in Philadelphia is on the Democratic National Convention.
Three weeks ago a Philadelphia congressman said the city had been chosen, but city officials said no final decision had been made.
After having the draft in New York City for decades, the league has decided to move it around from city to city. Chicago hosted the last two drafts, and several other NFL cities have expressed interest.
Philly fans have always been vocal about expressing their opinions of the Eagles’ first-round picks, but that won’t be the case next year: The Eagles sent their first-round pick to Cleveland in the trade that allowed Philadelphia to move up in this year’s draft to select Carson Wentz.