The NFL Draft Is Moving To This City In 2020. The Party Should Be Outstanding

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
Font Size:

The NFL is taking the draft to Las Vegas in 2020.

The news was announced late Wednesday, and I have to admit that this sounds like a great location. Fans of the league are all about a good time, plenty of beer, partying, women and so much more. I can’t really think of a place that offers so many options better than Las Vegas.

Historically, the draft has been in New York, but that chapter for the NFL has come to a close. It’ll be in Nashville in 2019, and then Sin City will get its shot. It’s also worth noting 2020 is the same year the Oakland Raiders will move to Vegas. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments Of Week 14 Of The NFL Season)


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Oakland Raiders (@raiders) on

Honestly, I’m not sure why Roger Goodell and the other top people in the NFL wouldn’t want the draft in Vegas every year. It’s such a draw for tourists. Would you rather go to New York for two days or Vegas? It’s not even a hard option.

I know that I trash Goodell and the NFL on a pretty consistent basis, and I do that because it’s almost too easy to accomplish.

However, sometimes you just have to admit when somebody makes a good decision. Having the draft move to Vegas for at least one season is one of the best ideas the league has had in a very long time.

Follow David Hookstead on Twitter