As one of eight "Original Towns" outside of the 32 current NFL markets, Akron will announce an NFL Draft pick via live telecast as the NFL celebrates it's 100th season. Akron will be hosting an interactive Draft Day Family Football Experience on April 27 at Lock 3, leading up to a live sixth-round draft pick, and University of Akron Athletic Director Larry Williams and football coach Tom Arth will be introduced.

The event will take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. The sixth round is expected to begin no later than 3:10 p.m. and end no later than 5:20 p.m. The event will feature little league, high school and university players, live trivia, inflatables, giveaways, food vendors and more. General admission and activities are free, food will be available for purchase.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to celebrate Akron’s important place in the history of the NFL as they start their centennial season,” Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said in a news release. “We invite the entire community down to Lock 3 for an exciting afternoon of fun, family, and football as we take place in the live draft."

The Akron Pros were a professional football team that played in Akron from 1908 to 1926.