Kansas City to Host the 2023 NFL Draft- Get the Updates!

The National Football League (NFL) draft is one of the most exciting events in the sports world. It is a yearly event where teams in the NFL select eligible college football players to join their team for the upcoming season. The draft is a crucial time for teams to build their roster and improve their chances of winning the Super Bowl.  This year the NFL Draft will take place on April 27-29, 2023 at Union Station in Kansas City.

In this blog post, we will explore the history and significance of the NFL draft, how the draft process works, and the impact it has on the league.

History and Significance of the NFL Draft

The NFL draft has a rich history dating back to 1936 when the league held its first draft. At that time, teams were allowed to select players until they decided to stop. The draft order was determined by a random drawing, and each team had the opportunity to make a selection when their turn came up.

In the 1960s, the draft became more organized, with a set order of selection based on the previous year's standings. The format of the draft continued to evolve over the years, and today it consists of seven rounds, with each team receiving one pick per round.

The draft is significant because it allows teams to acquire new talent and build their rosters for the upcoming season. The draft is also an opportunity for fans to get excited about their team's future and for players to realize their dreams of playing in the NFL.

How the Draft Process Works

The draft process begins with the NFL Scouting Combine, a week-long event where college football players showcase their skills in front of NFL coaches, scouts, and executives. The combine includes physical tests, such as the 40-yard dash and bench press, as well as interviews and medical evaluations.

After the combine, teams will conduct individual workouts and interviews with players they are interested in drafting. They will also review game film and scouting reports to determine which players they believe will be the best fit for their team.

On draft day, teams will make their selections based on their draft order. The order is determined by the previous year's standings, with the worst-performing teams receiving higher picks. Teams can also trade picks with other teams to move up or down in the draft order.  This season the Chicago Bears have already traded the #1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for the #9 and #61 picks in 2023, a 2024 1st round pick, a 2025 second-round pick and star wide receiver DJ Moore. 

2023 NFL Draft Order

  1. Carolina Panthers (via CHI)
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)
  6. Detroit Lions (via LAR)
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Chicago Bears (via CAR)
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans (via CLE)
  13. New York Jets
  14. New England Patriots
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Minnesota Vikings
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. New York Giants
  26. Dallas Cowboys
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints (via SF via MIA via DEN)
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

The Impact of the NFL Draft

The NFL draft has a significant impact on the league. It allows teams to improve their rosters and increase their chances of winning the Super Bowl. The draft is also an opportunity for players to realize their dreams of playing in the NFL and for fans to get excited about the future of their team.

The draft has also led to some incredible success stories. Tom Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the New England Patriots. Other notable late-round picks include Richard Sherman, Shannon Sharpe, and Terrell Davis.

The NFL draft is a significant event that has a massive impact on the league. It allows teams to acquire new talent and build their rosters, gives players an opportunity to realize their dreams, and provides fans with something to look forward to. As the draft continues to evolve, we can expect it to remain a crucial part of the NFL's success for years to come.

If you are interested in attending this year's draft in Kansas City be sure to check out the Ticket Lodge's selection of NFL Draft Party Tickets!  Probably the biggest and best party is going to be the Kelce Jam NFL Draft Party at the Azura Amphitheater on April 28, 2023 .  The party will feature performances from Machine Gun Kelly, Rick Ross & Loud Luxury!  

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