I know it’s a little early to be thinking about the 2015 NFL Draft, but there is already news that the 2015 NFL Draft will have a new home next year.
After being held in New York City since 1965, it has been confirmed that the NFL Draft will no longer be a fixture in the Big Apple. There were quite a few cities in the running to be the hosts of the 2015 NFL Draft, but now that list has been cut down drastically.
According to a tweet from Fox Sports NFL with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as their source, there are only two options remaining.
UPDATE: Roger Goodell says the NFL has narrowed down the 2015 #NFLDraft options to Los Angeles & Chicago.
— FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 18, 2014
The last time the draft was held in a location other than New York City was in 1964, when the event took place in Chicago, Illinois. Vikings fans may remember that the 1964 draft was when Minnesota selected Hall of Famer Carl Eller with the sixth overall pick. Former Vikings player and Hall of Famer Paul Krause was a second round selection by the Washington Redskins.
If the 2015 NFL Draft were held in New York City this year, it would be 50 straight years that the event were held there. Instead, either Los Angeles or Chicago will get the honors.
Many experts anticipate that the Minnesota Vikings will struggle again this year and have a very early pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Let’s hope that those experts are wrong and Vikings fans will have to wait a long time on draft day for their team to make a selection.