NFL Draft fans arrive in Las Vegas ahead of big weekend

Looking at Round 2 of 2022 NFL Draft from Flamingo, Las Vegas Boulevard

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News Now was watching the excitement for round two of the 2022 NFL Draft go down on the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

We spoke with a father and son from the Hicks family who planned to be there for the experience a year ago.

The father said he retired in Las Vegas recently, and that sports made living in the city so much better.

“We came in just after what happened in 1 October, quickly became Knights fans, Raiders, Aviators, Aces, I coached for years,” he said. “Sports is what we love, we love the high school sports, college, professional, it’s been great all around. A year ago, we made the reservation to come down here, so instead of staying home and watching we came down here, got a room, and invited some good buddies.”

The father-son duo said that they were loving the energy around the Draft and on the Strip.

“The name of the draft is hope, it’s been great, I got a buddy out here with me visiting my parents, we got to run the 40-yard dash, we actually ran into Dustin Poirier this morning and he made a pick for, I think the Saints,” he said. “So the interactive part is cool, seeing the picks, we got Ice Cube performing tonight, and then you take a break from the Draft, walk the Strip and go back, it’s awesome.”

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