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Report: ‘100% true’ Las Vegas will host 2022 NFL Draft

Mar 21, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; General overall view of NFL official Wilson Duke football at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Blvd. on the Las Vegas strip. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The city of Las Vegas was denied the opportunity to host this year’s draft, but it will reportedly be awarded the 2022 NFL Draft instead.

Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that it’s “100% true” the NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas in 2022.

This had been hinted at by multiple NFL insiders for the past few weeks. Las Vegas, the new home of the Raiders franchise, was prepared to host this year’s draft, and then the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for everyone in the nation, and throughout the world.

Next year, the city of Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft — a decision that had already been made prior to the NFL being forced to move the draft to a virtual platform due to the coronavirus.

After Las Vegas gets its chance to shine in 2022, Kansas City will play host for the 2023 NFL Draft.