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2015 NFL draft could land in Chicago, in L.A. or ... both cities?

Eric Edholm
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The NFL openly has discussed, and perhaps planned, on the 2015 draft switching venues and cities.

Chicago and Los Angeles have been mentioned as natural landing spots. But could both cities share a slice of the NFL's draft pie? In the same year?

NFL reporter Charean Williams says she thinks it might not be all that wild a concept.

That would be a typical NFL move, would it not? The league doesn't care about logistics if it thinks it can make a buck and spread the word. That said, New York City is not out of the mix — only Radio City Music Hall is, as there is a conflict with the draft schedule — and still could keep the big event in town.

Still, the two-city thing is oddly intriguing on paper, and if the reports from Crain's Chicago Business that the NFL is eying the 3,500-seat Chicago Theatre as a possible landing spot are true, it would make some sense. This venue actually is more than a thousand seats smaller than Radio City, which on the surface is surprising because league sources have talked openly about how the NFL had outgrown RCMH.

But the crowds tend to thin out a bit as the draft goes on, and if we have the first-round-in-L.A., rest-in-Chicago setup that Williams tweeted about, it lends some credence to the idea of the historic Chicago Theatre of "Perfect Strangers" fame hosting the event.

If you think about it, it kind of makes sense in an odd way. The stars will come out to Los Angeles for the first round, and Chicago — more of a blue-collar city — can host the meat and potatoes of the event for the remaining two (or three) days, depending on if the NFL changes the daily round format.

Keep tuned ... we could hear some announcements on the league's decision where to host the 2015 NFL draft pretty soon, even with the draft about nine months away.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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