The 2022 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, former Raiders quarterback Jay Schroeder walks 100 yards with sportscaster Tina Nguyen to reflect on his draft day.

Tina Nguyen: We hang out with former Raiders QB Jay Schroeder. Jay. First of all, how long have you been here in Las Vegas?

Jay Schroeder: I’ve been here for about three years full time in Vegas. I was in St. George before. So I spent time here coming and going and coming. So glad to be here.

Nguyen: You saw the Raiders leave Los Angeles, Oakland and now Las Vegas, how was that?

Schroeder: Oh, it’s been a whirlwind. You know, because wherever you think it will be permanent residency. I truly believe that Vegas is now permanent residence. They won’t be here. It was the Embrace the City fans who embraced it.

Nguyen: You went to the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. How did it feel to get that call from Washington?

Schroeder: Oh, it was. It was funny. I remember. I was with my parents. I received the phone call. And We Watched was the first year ESPN made the draft. And they announced Chris Berman. I remember him saying and the Washington Redskins select Jay Schroeder. And we will move on to commercial. They had nothing on me. Okay, because I hadn’t played. So it was kind of hilarious, you know, watching that.

Nguyen: For the guys going through the draft this year, give us some insight into what they might be going through and what the process is like.

Schroeder: It’s completely crazy because you know if your agents call you or someone calls you and says “hey you know the Browns”, “the Bengals”, you know that someone is after you . You try to try to run all these scenarios in your mind, and in the end, you have to drop everything.

Nguyen: Well, Jay, as you approach the end zone here on my last question for you, this is for the guys who are in this draft class who will one day play in the NFL, what is your best advice for them?

Schroeder: Enjoy every moment. If you’re lucky enough to play long enough, you’re going to get hurt. You just hope it’s ok, you know you can go on, but it’s a blessing. I try to remind everyone to remember the fans. They are the ones who are there, they are the ones who turn you on in the game. So treat them well.

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