The NFL soon might be circling back to Las Vegas as a site for its annual draft, perhaps as early as 2022. That’s what NFL vice-president Peter O’Reilly told reporters Tuesday on a conference call.
If so, Raiders owner Mark Davis is ready to embrace it with open arms.
“Absolutely,” Davis said. “At some point in time Las Vegas is going to be able to take advantage of being Las Vegas and what we have to offer here. So we’d be beyond excited for that opportunity.”
After having the NFL move the 2020 draft from Las Vegas because of the coronavirus pandemic and replace it with a made-for-TV virtual draft April 23-25, a 2022 return would fill a gap in the current draft schedule. The draft is set for Cleveland in 2021 and Kansas City in 2023.