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Cheese Curds, 5/4: Packers will be back in the running to host the 2024 NFL Draft

With 2022 going back to Las Vegas, Green Bay has its sights set now on 2024.

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In terms of the 2020 NFL Draft, nobody was more disappointed for the cancellation of the live event than the city of Las Vegas. With the Raiders moving in this year, the draft was supposed to be Vegas’ formal introduction to the league, with the bright lights providing a perfect backdrop to the draft’s star power.

Now, that will be pushed back to 2022, as the NFL announced during the draft that it will return to Vegas that year, which had to that point been held open. With the Green Bay Packers angling to be a host, this means that the earliest the event will come to Wisconsin would be 2024. The event will also be held in smaller markets in 2021 (Cleveland) and 2023 (Kansas City).

Indeed, the Packers are hoping to host that year now, shifting the target. Team president Mark Murphy confirmed that plan in his monthly Q&A column this weekend, which addressed a number of draft-related topics. Meanwhile, today’s cheese curds feature close looks at each of the Packers’ top two picks from the recent selection meeting, and a look ahead to the league’s schedule, which is scheduled to be announced later this week.

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Brian White once coached another massive running back in college: Wisconsin's Ron Dayne. Here, he weighs in on his latest protege to enter the NFL, the 245-pound DIllon, who he compares favorably to Dayne in terms of power, strength, and explosion.

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Late this week, NFL fans will have a schedule to look to for the 2020 season. Of course, the league is still working on contingency plans if football cannot resume on time, which could result in a shortened or delayed season.

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