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NFL draft brought Detroiters together, and showed off to the world

Detroit — we did it! WE did it! The collective WE that included city officials, city workers, county workers, volunteers, coaches and a Detroit Police Department that was stellar in not only keeping order, but in keeping the fun.

The Detroit NFL draft will go down in history as the one to beat, the one that probably will never be beat — because it’s about more than numbers.

Yes, we drew more than 700,000 fans — 100,000 more than flocked to Nashville in 2019 for three days of life-changing announcements.