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Philadelphia is a leading candidate to host the 2017 NFL Draft, per report

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The 2017 NFL Draft might take place in Philadelphia. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Philly is "emerging as a leading candidate" to host the big event. The NFL is also said to be considering Los Angeles.

The "funny" part about those potential host sites is that neither of the football teams in those cities own a first round draft pick next year. The Rams traded up to the No. 1 overall pick this year while the Eagles traded up to No. 2 overall.

This year's NFL Draft is scheduled to be hosted at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, just like it was last year. Prior to 2015, the NFL Draft had been hosted at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for 49 years in a row.

Fun fact: the first ever NFL Draft was hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia on February 8, 1936. The Eagles drafted halfback Jay Berwanger with the first overall pick but he never opted to play in the NFL.

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