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NFL Rumor Mill: Draft may be moved to Philadelphia

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There's some rumblings that the NFL draft may be moved yet again, this time to Philadelpha

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The NFL draft has been in Chicago for only two years and it seems like the league is looking at moving it yet again for 2017. Our friends at Bleeding Green Nation posted this morning that there may be a good possibility the draft heads to Philadelphia in 2017.  This comes from a conversation between mayor Mike Kenny and U.S. representative Bob Brady:

"Although the city did not confirm that a deal had been made, Brady, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said that Mayor Kenney called him Thursday to tell him that the city had agreed to host the draft and to commit $5 million to pull off the three-day event.

Brady said the mayor expressed concern about the financial commitment at first but changed his mind after he was convinced that the city could raise the money and not put the burden on taxpayers.

Brady said the Building Trades Union would put in more than $1 million toward building a temporary stage and arena on the Ben Franklin Parkway with seating for about 3,000 spectators."

Keep in mind, nothing has been made official as of yet.

The thing that makes all of this rather amusing is that due to the massive capital Philadelphia gave up to get Carson Wentz at #2 in the 2016 draft, they don't have a first round pick in 2017.

The NFL Draft was held in New York's radio city Music hall from 2006 to 2015. For the last two years it has been held in Chicago's' auditorium theater.  It appears that they are going to move it again, but where it definitely still up in the air.