The Windy City Deserves To Feel An NFL Draft

NFLToday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) With its brutal winter weather and a stadium that’s far too small, Chicago has no business hosting a Super Bowl.

But an NFL Draft?

Well, yes, the Windy City absolutely should host that. And come 2015, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that it indeed will.

“If I were an oddsmaker, I would say Chicago is where it’ll be next year,” Brandt told SiriusXM NFL Radio about the 2015 draft after the league sent letters last week to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles requesting information about their capabilities of hosting the coveted event.

The nation’s three biggest cities are expected to submit proposals later this month, with NFL officials planning to visit every draft site and make a decision at some point this summer. A league spokesman has stressed that more than 12 cities remain in the mix to host the 2015 draft, but that Chicago, New York and L.A. were the first to be sent formal letters.

Considering that, I’d say you can expect the host city to emerge from that trio. And when it does, it absolutely should be Chicago.

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