NFL Draft returning to Chicago for 2016

Back in July, we learned that the 2016 NFL Draft will begin on April 28. The three-day event will then end on April 30. Initially, the location of the draft was not announced, but now we have that answer.

According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel will hold a conference later today to announce the draft will be returning to the Windy City.

Chi. Mayor Rahm Emanuel/NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have a news conference today. Draft returning to Chicago

— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) August 11, 2015

Last year’s draft was also held in Chicago and was the first time the event was held away from New York City since 1964.

Along with the date of the draft, the league announced Jan. 18 is the deadline for college underclassmen to apply for draft eligibility. Players hoping to be drafted will have an opportunity to show off their skills to teams at the NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Who will be the first player selected in next year’s draft? Only time will tell.

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