Berks football fans flock to NFL Draft in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - For three days, Philadelphia is the center of the football world. The NFL Draft Experience is up and running, and it's drawing football fans from all over, including Berks County.

Some from Berks didn't want to miss the 2017 NFL Draft. Dan Neubert made the drive early in the morning. He bleeds Eagles green and wasn't going to miss it.

"Season ticket holder, so I'm down in Philadelphia all the time. Absolutely had to come down here to check this out," said Neubert.

Kutztown University senior Josh Liddick said he always wanted to see the draft in person after watching it on TV his whole life.

"It's kind of cool that it's here in Philadelphia and we can drive to it," said Liddick. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience. I don't get to do this very often."

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be shut down all weekend, and that's probably a good thing, because hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to flock to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

It all leads up to the moment every football fan waits for: the commissioner announcing which college stud will be chosen. That's enough to bring a party big enough for the City of Brotherly Love and the communities around it.

"It's nice that people from Reading and Berks County can get down here no hassle," said Neubert.

The NFL Draft Experience is free. It continues through Saturday.​

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