PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s official. The NFL draft is coming to Philadelphia next year.
The 2017 NFL draft will be held at the Benjamin Franklin parkway from April 27th – April 29th and players will walk up the “Rocky” steps once they are drafted.
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The announcement was made Thursday afternoon outside of City Hall. Ron Jaworski announced the city expects to make about $86 million in revenue during the 2017 NFL Draft weekend.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney talked about his excitement for the event.
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