NFL Rookie Symposium could stay in Ohio in future

Sounds like the NFL Rookie Symposium may stay in Northeast Ohio for a while.

Troy Vincent, who serves as the NFL’s vice president of player engagement, thinks it’s a good idea. The league moved the event to the area this year because of its proximity to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The idea is to expose the draft picks to some of the league’s history and there isn’t a better place to do that. Plus, the event is now in the center of the country as opposed to being held in Florida, California or Virginia, previous locations.

This is our objective,” Vincent told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I don't see any reason why we won't be back. Logistically, it makes all the sense in the world.”

The year, the league has divided the session in half, making groups smaller and hopefully giving the rookies a better chance to digest some of what they are hearing.

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