Security measures in place for NFL Draft this week in Nashville

Security measures in place for NFL Draft this week in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - In just two days, all eyes will be on Nashville for the 2019 NFL Draft. It is the first time the draft will be in the Music City.

Several Mid-South players could go in the first round Thursday night.

If you plan to go to Nashville for the Draft, there are some security steps you need to know. Metro Police say 400 officers will patrol every day. Some will be in plain clothes and others in uniform.

City leaders say most of those officers will be working overtime, so they don't have to take officers away from regular patrols.

The NFL has put out lists of prohibited items for the Draft Main Stage area and the NFL Draft Experience at Nissan Stadium. Some items include backpacks, fanny packs, strollers, umbrellas and guns.

The only bags that will be allowed near the Main Stage are clear bags smaller than your hand.

“We're from Boston, if anybody knows about it we do,” said visitor Beth Burns. “You've got to check every bag. You've got to make sure your spectators really, you've got to be cautious.”

The draft will last three days from Thursday through Saturday. The first round is set for Thursday night.

We are keeping an eye on several Mid-South players, including University of Memphis' Darrell Henderson, D.K. Metcalf of Ole Miss, and Montez Sweat of Mississippi State.

WMC Action News 5’s Sudu Upadhyay will be in Nashville with live coverage starting Thursday.

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