By J’nelle Agee and John Rosin
Chicago rolled out the celebrity welcome mat for the 27 NFL hopefuls who made their way to the Windy City for the 2015 NFL Draft, the first the league has held its big selection show here in more than 50 years. Instead of a red carpet, the top prospects strolled down a gold runner dressed in their best suits and accompanied by their loved ones. They were treated like Hollywood stars, with fans who flanked the sparkling walkway clamoring for autographs and snapping photos. Medill’s J’nelle Agee and John Rosin report from the NFL Gold Carpet.