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NFL surveying Denver as possible host for the NFL Draft in 2019 or 2020

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Denver is one of five cities being considered, with the final decision coming in May.

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The City of Denver is being strongly considered to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft. League officials were in town last week to survey the area leading up to the league meeting in May where they will make the final decision on where the NFL Draft will be located for those seasons.

Along with Denver, the NFL is also considering Cleveland-Canton, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Nashville. The league will consider all bids and will make its final decision during their Spring League Meeting in Atlanta on May 21-23, 2018.

Back in February, Denver Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis had noted how competitive the process was.

“It’s a competitive process, and we’re excited to move one step closer to bringing the NFL Draft to Denver,” Joe Ellis said. “Working alongside VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission, we’re confident that Denver would be a tremendous host to showcase the draft and the NFL in a great football environment.”

As amazing as it would be to see the NFL Draft hosted in Denver, the front-runner has to be Las Vegas with the Oakland Raiders scheduled to be relocated there during those seasons. The buzz and hype of that move would be too interesting for the owners to pass up on.

Still, it would be really neat to see the NFL Draft hosted in Denver one day. This might be the first step towards that eventuality.