CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH and Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH wrote a letter to the National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to bring the NFL Draft to the Cleveland/Canton area.
Back in February NFL reporters were saying the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft could be in a city in Northeast Ohio.
Brown and Portman wrote in the letter Northeast Ohio would be a great spot for the NFL Draft because of the rich history football has in the community.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter is saying Tennessee, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and Cleveland/Canton is in the running. Schefter said the winners will probably be announced in May.
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport said a city can't host the 2019 and the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 2017 NFL Draft was in Philadelphia, Pa. and the 2018 draft will be held in Arlington, Texas.
More than 250,000 people attended the draft in 2017.