Chicago drafts

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago. It will mark the ninth time in the 80-year history of the annual draft that it has been held in the “Windy City.” The 2015 draft is slated for April 30-May 2 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

Here is a look at the top picks taken in previous drafts held in Chicago.

Year Date Location Top Pick Team
1938 Dec. 12, 1937 Hotel Sherman Corebett Davis, B, Arkansas Cleveland Rams
1942 Dec. 22, 1941 Palmer House Bill Dudley, B, Virginia Pittsburgh Steelers
1943 Apr. 8, 1943 Palmer House Frank Sinkwich, B, Georgia Detroit Lions
1944 Apr. 19, 1944 Palmer House Angelo Bertelli, QB, Notre Dame Boston Yanks
1951 Jan. 18-19, 1951 Blackstone Hotel Kyle Rote, B, Southern Methodist New York Giants
1962 Dec. 4, 1961 Sheraton Hotel Ernie Davis, B, Syracuse Washington Redskins
1963 Dec. 3, 1962 Sheraton Hotel Terry Baker, B, Oregon State Los Angeles Rams
1964 Dec.2, 1963 Sheraton Hotel Dave Parks, E, Texas Tech San Francisco 49ers
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