Philadelphia Selected To Host The 2017 NFL Draft

April 28, 2011: Stage is set for the Draft during the 76th NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York. (Cal Sports Media via AP Images)

After months of speculation, ESPN’s Adam Scheffer reported Wednesday that the NFL has selected and will announced Thursday that they have granted Philadelphia the 2017 NFL Draft.

After being a staple in New York City for a staggering 51 years, the NFL decided to move it away from the Big Apple in 2014 after a lazy and poor execution in Radio City Music Hall, to Chicago, who’s hosted the previous two years.

Th draft will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where the NFL will  build a structure specifically for the event.


With the Rams now back in Los Angeles, the organization and the league are hoping they can move the draft to LA permanently, being hosted in the future NFL headquarters starting in 2019 when it’s completed.

The one awkward thing about the decision is that the Philadelphia Eagles do not currently have a first-round or a second-round draft pick in 2017 after trading them all away to move up and snatch QB Carson Wentz.

Shouldn’t be too much of an issue though, Eagles fans are used to seeing pick after pick.