With the news that the NFL is not only pushing back the date of the NFL draft, but potentially moving it to other cities, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already made it known they would love to play host to the 2014 NFL draft and beyond.
Steelers president Art Rooney II told Steelers.com recently that he would love for the draft to come to Pittsburgh and thinks it is an ideal fit (via NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal):
“Sure, I’d like to see the draft move around (to other cities), and I would love to see it come to Pittsburgh some time,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said Wednesday on the Steelers’ official website. “It’s a great event and attracts tremendous fan interest. It would be a fun event for Pittsburgh to host, and I think our city could do a great job with it.”
The Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh are an obvious choice to host the NFL draft. The organization is a historic franchise and one of the most important in the league’s history, so it makes sense to give the city one of the first shots at holding the draft if it truly elects to travel outside of New York.
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