Throughout this offseason, there have been multiple indications that the 2017 NFL Draft will be hosted in Philadelphia. It started in late April when NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Philly (along with Los Angeles) was a "leading candidate" to be the host city. Earlier this month, U.S. representative Bob Brady said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told him that Philly had agreed to host the draft. Brady laid out some specifics details and claimed that the event will take place on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Now there's a report that the NFL is set to officially announce Philadelphia as the host city of the 2017 Draft within the next few weeks. Via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com.
Speculation has been rampant for months that the NFL will hold the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia and two independent sources with knowledge of the league's plans tell NJ Advance Media an announcement is set for either Tuesday August 2 or Tuesday 8.
An individual in the league office says that because of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia this week, the NFL still is working out the logistics for actually making the official announcement.
Of course, the Eagles don't have a first round pick in next year's draft due to the Carson Wentz trade from earlier this offseason.
The 49ers have a first round pick, though, and they also potentially have a need at quarterback. San Francisco projects to be one of the worst -- if not the worst -- team in the NFL this year. Imagine Chip Kelly picking the 49ers' new franchise quarterback with the first overall pick in a draft hosted in Philadelphia.