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4 picks made in Rock Island for 2019 NFL Draft

Four NFL Draft picks were made from Augustana College for the 2019 season.

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- Four NFL Draft picks were made from Augustana College for the 2019 season.

The picks on Saturday, April 27 announced in the Quad Cities were No. 190, 191, 210, and 211.
They are as follows:

  • Armon Watts - Defensive Tackle from Arkansas - Drafted to the Minnesota Vikings
  • Marcus Epps - Defensive Back from Wyoming - Drafted to the Minnesota Vikings
  • Deshaun Davis - Inside Linebacker from Auburn - Drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Rodney Anderson - Running Back from Oklahoma - Drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals

The Quad Cities has a rich history with the NFL, producing an original franchise of the league, the Rock Island Independents.

History records show that the first documented season was 1907, but their first documented game was even earlier, in 1902.

Related: Site of first NFL game in Rock Island to be home to new museum, park renovations

Douglas Park in Rock Island was the home of the Independents.  The Rock Island Historical Society has a photo from around the year 1920. Click here to see it.