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Silver Minings: 2021 NFL draft will be live event in Cleveland

Draft is in Las Vegas in 2022

NFL: APR 26 2019 NFL Draft
NFL draft in Nashville
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In a great sign that fans will be involved in the NFL in 2021, the league announced on Monday that the NFL draft on April 29-May 1 will be a live fan-involved event in Cleveland, Ohio.

The league is still working out the details of how many players, teams and fans will be at the draft, but barring a setback in the coronavirus pandemic, it will be somewhat normal again.

Of course, the NFL draft was a virtual event in 2020 because of the pandemic. It was supposed to be in Las Vegas to kickoff and celebrate the Raiders’ move to the city. Now, the city will host the 2022 NFL draf1, which should be an incredible weekend.

For now, fans in Cleveland are on the clock. Awesome.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Roster reset: The Athletic looks at the new Raiders’ roster.
  • Bruins reunited: Former UCLA roommates Matt Dickerson, Kolton Miller and Andre James are all together with the Raiders after Dickerson signed Monday.
  • Bama backfield: The Raiders are celebrating having former Alabama running backs, Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake, in the same backfield.