Lions GM Bob Quinn: Hosting NFL Draft "would be great for the city"

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 09:19:42-04

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -- Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Saturday that Detroit hosting a future NFL Draft "would be great for the city."

"The League sent us an email and this picture," Quinn said during his post-draft press conference, "I think it was yesterday morning. They estimated like two hundred and fifty thousand people in Nashville. So, that was pretty cool. I think it’s a tremendous event."

Quinn expressed confidence in the city's ability to handle a large-scale production like the NFL Draft has become in recent years.

"I know Rod (Wood), and the group that they work with downtown on getting the big events to Ford Field, and the new downtown area, do a great job. And I think it would be a great thing for the city. I think it would be a great thing for the team to kind of show Michigan and the city of Detroit for what it really is. People that don’t come here don’t know how great it is. So, I think it would be awesome."

Las Vegas is scheduled to host the 2020 NFL Draft.