NFL Draft Moving to L.A. or Chicago: Report

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #22 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    The National Football League will take the 2015 Draft on the road. According to the L.A. Times, the NFL will choose between Los Angeles and Chicago as the host of the annual selection show.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the statement about the movement of the draft during a panel discussion in Beverly Hills, according to the Times.

    New York has been the host of the draft for decades, but in recent years, Radio City Music Hall hasn’t been able to make dates available to the NFL in late April/early May to hold the draft. According to the Times, the league is also considering stretching the draft to four days.

    Goodell said, according to the Times, that 12 cities showed interest in hosting the draft. The draft has attracted an entire industry of mock drafts and scouting experts who spend the months of January through April making predictions about the show. It’s also generated record ratings for the league on television.

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