The National Football League is holding it’s annual draft in Chicago, IL this year. The Los Angeles Rams made a big trade with the Tennessee Titans to obtain the first pick and the most common guess is that the Rams will pick Cal’s Jared Goff with that selection.
But there are are seven rounds with 32 picks in each round and the top 25 players and their families and friends are in Chicago for the draft, which begins tonight at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
In recent years the draft has become a fan event as well, with the NFL putting up a four-day event similar to what the league does for Super Bowls. It has many of the same football-related attractions and activities, including a Play 60 area where kids can participate in football training exercises.
On Wednesday the Play 60 area featured many of the top prospects. They played with the kids and gave them some guidance on how to play football safely. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was also on hand to participate.
Our reporter Claudia Gestro is in Chicago covering the NFL Draft and filed her report from Draft Town. She spoke with a number of the prospects, including Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, the two quarterbacks many believe will go one and two in the draft. She also spoke with wide receiver Corey Coleman (Baylor) and defensive end Joey Bosa (Ohio State).
She was also at the informal press conference with Goodall. Below is Claudia’s first video report from the NFL Draft.
Photos by Claudia Gestro
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