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As Chicago gets set for the NFL Draft in two weeks, Comcast SportsNet's Rick Horrow runs down the economic impact.

The total impact ranges in the $50-60 million range for Chicago in its second year of hosting the Draft.

Hosting the NFL Draft in Chicago won't be a regular thing, but the city could be a part of a rotation for one of the biggest events in sports.

"The bottom line is not just the economic impact, but what it does for the rookies," Horrow said. "Nearly 55 percent of rosters with rookies are undrafted ones. It's not just the Draft, but it's also the ability to bring together what used to be the rookie symposium now after the Draft and after the rosters are set.

"In June, AFC, NFC, following on behavior, finance, marketing, turning the transition from college athletics to NFL athletics. The NFL is taking a giant step to making sure that these athletes understand what's at stake and what the future holds."

Check out more from Horrow in the video above.