2013 NFL Draft

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The NFL Draft has been held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City since 2006,
though, the league’s agreement there expires after this year.

Event: 2013 NFL Draft

Date: April 25–27, 2013

Location: New York City

Venue: Radio City Music Hall

Rights Owner: National Football League

Event History: Since 1936, when the NFL held its first player draft, more than 10,000 of the best college players in the country have been drafted. The original plan called for teams to select eligible college players in inverse order of the teams’ finish in the previous season’s standings. It wasn’t until 1980 that the fledgling ESPN network asked to broadcast the draft live. Reportedly, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle didn’t believe it would be entertaining, but agreed anyway. Since then, the event has grown into a three-day extravaganza, hosting thousands of fans and garnering coverage internationally.

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