LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 25: A sign displays that the lights surrounding the Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas sign are silver and black for the Las Vegas Raiders during a kick-off event celebrating the 2022 NFL Draft on April 25, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smile on Peter O’Reilly’s face was as bright as the desert sun. The man in charge of putting together the NFL draft stood near the theater built exclusively for this event. Nearby, 20 prospects were involved in football activities with youngsters from the area. Behind O’Reilly, the NFL executive vice president of club business and league events, was the High Roller, an iconic Ferris wheel just off the Las Vegas Strip. The vision the league had for this draft, delayed two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, seems to have been realized.