Last year, the NFL Draft moved to Chicago for the first time. Starting Thursday, Chicago will play host to the 2016 draft as well. But next year, the draft could be on the move once again.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the Chicago Sun-Times earlier this month that the draft will "very likely" move to another city in 2017. Denver and Atlanta were mentioned as possible candidates at the time, but on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Philadelphia has emerged as the frontrunner, with Los Angeles also a candidate.

Goodell confirmed to John Clark of CNS Philly that Philadelphia is a candidate.

As Schefter noted, both cities being considered are home to teams (Eagles, Rams) that do not own a first-round pick in the 2017 draft. Prior to 2015, the draft had been held in New York since 1956.