Kimie Bunyasaranand
Tuesday April 16th, 2013

The NFL has plans to beef up its security for the draft at Radio City Music Hall. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images) The NFL has plans to beef up its security for the draft at Radio City Music Hall. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

For the next week, the NFL will be reviewing and enhancing its security plans for the draft in light of the recent event in Boston, reports ProFootballTalk. The draft is scheduled to begin next Thursday, April 25 and will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

From the ProFootballTalk report:

"The NFL and its clubs have operated with a very high level of security since 9/11 for all of our games and events," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email. "For next week’s NFL Draft, we will review and enhance our already comprehensive security plans with the NYPD, Radio City and our private security partners. We will advise the public more specifically next week prior to the Draft."
A red carpet arrival is now a part of the draft, and people often line up near Radio City Music Hall to watch draft picks and others enter, creating the need for careful security.

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