After two years in Chicago, NFL to announce that 2017 draft headed to Philly



The NFL will announce Thursday that the 2017 draft will be held in Philadelphia, a person with direct knowledge of the announcements tells The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not made an official announcement of the move. After two years in Chicago, the draft has become a traveling show. Philadelphia beat out several other locations eager to stage the proceedings.For decades, the draft was held in New York, but scheduling issues for 2015 and a strong bid from Chicago led to it being moved. The draft traditionally is held on the final Thursday-Saturday of April, which would be April 28-30 in 2017.

Well it sucks we won’t have the NFL Draft again next year but remember, your fantasy football draft can be held ANYWHERE!! They can’t take that away from you! – m