Robert Kraft said on Monday afternoon that the Patriots would love to see the NFL Draft moved to Boston at some point in the near future.
Mayor Marty Walsh's office echoed those sentiments on Monday night in a statement to CSNNE.com via Walsh's press secretary Kate Norton:
"The Mayor would love to see the NFL draft come to Boston. He's a long-time Patriots season ticket holder. As he has said previously, Boston has the resources and the infrastructure to host the draft here, and we would welcome the opportunity."
The front-running cities for next year's draft appear to be Los Angeles, Chicago or New York (but not at Radio City Music Hall, where the draft's been held since 2006).
Still, Walsh appears to be willing to make his case to the NFL that Boston is deserving. According to reports, the league will decide on next year's venue at some point later this summer.
To see the comments made by Kraft regarding Boston's chances at hosting the draft, click here.