NFL Draft to Either Chicago or Los Angeles

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated on Thursday that the NFL draft will move to either Los Angeles or Chicago in 2015. He also made a point of eliminating New York, the current host city, from contention. 

After joining the San Francisco 49ers for their ribbon-cutting ceremony at Levi’s Field in Santa Clara, Goodell made his way to the Beverly Hilton in Southern California. He spoke to reporters there (via the Los Angeles Times). 

We’re focusing solely on Los Angeles and Chicago now.

Well, that’s pretty clear cut. When pressed on the topic, Goodell then suggested that there is a possibility that the NFL draft could last four days from here on out.

We’re talking about different concepts, primarily how to strengthen the last day and whether we should maybe push that back to the clubs a little bit more and allow the clubs to have a little bit more freedom as more of a club day.

Maybe they would announce the picks from there. We’re looking at everything under the sun, because there’s a great interest in it and we want to do something that’s more responsive to our fans.

A new venue might be good for the NFL. But adding a fourth day to the draft might be overkill and cause some issues with viewer interest.

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