For the first time ever, the NFL draft is going to be held outdoors. It is being held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Art Museum, in Philadelphia.

2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia







The very first NFL Draft was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia on February 8, 1936. The first-ever Heisman Trophy winner, Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago, was the first player ever taken in an NFL draft. The Eagles selected the halfback but traded his rights to the Bears. Considering pro football wasn't a very lucrative career in 1936, Berwanger never played in the NFL. (Ahem, it looks like they got that one right biggrin.gif )

First NFL Draft

Tickets cannot be had yet, but I will be checking the link every day for them to become available. I'm not about to miss this. It looks like it is going to be awesome.