Rod Wood says Detroit’s a ‘serious contender’ to host future NFL Draft

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Could the NFL Draft soon be coming to the Motor City? According to Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood, it’s a distinct possibility.

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Wood stated this afternoon that the city of Detroit is “in the mix” to host an upcoming NFL Draft, and mentioned 2024 as a possibility.

“We’re still very much in the mix,” Wood stated this afternoon while holding a virtual meeting with media members. “Obviously, there’s been a rescheduling of the draft given what happened last year. Vegas is gonna get slotted back in and I’m pretty sure this year’s draft is gonna be in Cleveland with fairly large, socially distanced in-person gatherings. We’re hoping to be a serious contender for the 2024 Draft and we’re still in the mix for that.”

Cleveland, Las Vegas and Kansas City are set to host the next three NFL Drafts, respectively. Should the NFL Draft find it’s way to Detroit, it would be a first, as Motown has never hosted the event in the past.

“We’re hoping to bring (the Draft) to the city of Detroit,” Wood continued. “Hopefully, by then, everything is fully reopened and we can have hundreds of thousands of people downtown enjoying the Draft in Detroit.”

– – Quotes via Detroit Lions Link – –

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