Cleveland celebrates winning the 2021 NFL Draft

(Cuyahoga County) - Cleveland officially announced it is hosting the 2021 NFL Draft, at a rally on Public Square thursday afternoon. Prominent Cleveland officials were on hand for the kick off tailgate party. The was food, drinks, music and photo opportunities with Browns legends.

Attending were Mayor Frank Jackson, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, David Gilbert, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Jim Donovan, Voice of the Cleveland Browns, JW Johnson, Executive Vice President, Cleveland Browns, John Dorsey, General Manager, Cleveland Browns, Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns cornerback, and Josh Cribbs, Cleveland Browns alumnus.

League officials awarded the 2021 NFL draft to Cleveland Wednesday after rejecting two previous bids to host the event.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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