Lions' Rod Wood expresses interest in Detroit-hosted draft

Detroit Lions president Rod Wood would like to see Detroit involved in the hunt to host a future NFL draft, but has made no formal effort to make it happen just yet.

"As I said before, I'd love to do it," Wood said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I've not heard about how they're going to open that process up to bidding, or people just bidding on their own, or requesting an opportunity to do it on their own. But I've not yet expressed an interest on behalf of the team."

In the days leading up to this year's draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the annual event would very likely leave Chicago after two years in the Windy City. New York was the home of the draft for 50 years prior to that.

Though Wood didn't suggest what year might be ideal for Detroit, other cities hoping to host a draft have targeted dates. Dallas Cowboys officials have had discussions with the league about hosting the draft in 2018, while the Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in the 2019, 2020 or 2021 drafts.

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