Philadelphia emerges as favorite to host 2017 NFL draft

After two years in the Windy City, it looks like the NFL draft is on the move yet again.

Philadelphia has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Chicago as host of the draft beginning in 2017, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.

The NFL had been considering Philadelphia and Los Angeles, sources told Schefter. Neither city has a first-round pick next year.

This year's draft -- which begins Thursday (8 p.m., ESPN) -- is the second in Chicago after moving out of New York City, where it had been held since 1956, including nine years at Radio City Music Hall.