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Networks build buzz for NFL draft in Chicago

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 27 / 15

NETWORKS Chicago builds buzz for Draft Forget about Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. The real star of this year’s NFL draft will be the city of Chicago, which is hosting the event for the first time later this week. Producers with both ESPN and NFL Network say the move from Ne...

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