The last time the NFL draft was held in Chicago was over 50 years ago. Fifty one years to be exact. A lot has changed since the NFL draft was last held at the Sheraton hotel in 1964. The Bears no longer play at Wrigley Field, there is a mayor whose surname is not Daley and both the Sears Tower (Okay, Okay Willis) and Hancock Center both joined the picturesque Chicago skyline.
Well as the old saying goes, Everything old is new again. And luckily for the city of Chicago what’s new is the NFL draft is back in the city. Previously held in New York City for the past several decades, the draft will return to the Windy City and be held at the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University. Before returning to Chicago this year, the draft has also been held in the city in 1938, 1942, 1943, 1962-1964 at various locations around the city including the Blackstone hotel and the Palmer House.
The draft will be shown on ESPN and the NFL Network. Additionally, NFL activities will happen around the city from Grant Park to Congress Plaza and include interactive games, flag football and autograph sessions according to ChicagoTribune.com. Click here for the full schedule of all 2015 NFL Draft activities. The mock draft on NFL.com has the Bears drafting Kevin White, a wide receiver from West Virginia at pick 7 in the first round and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips from Oklahoma in round two.
Click here to see the entire mock draft list.
2015 NFL Draft Details
Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University
E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605
April 30th – May 2nd.
Starts 7pm CST (8pm EST)
TV: ESPN and the NFL Network