NFL Draft coming to Rock Island

Big news out of Rock Island. The NFL is set to announce three draft picks in the city in just weeks.

The announcement is set to take place during round six of the draft on April 27.

Rock Island hosted the first ever NFL game in 1920 and the franchise is headed back to its roots, even if just for a few minutes.

The city says the day will include a reenactment of the first ever NFL game and be a big celebration of the town’s history with the NFL.

The city will put a focus on Douglas Park, home of that first ever NFL game.

The city hopes to hold the announcement at the Ken Anderson Club, but details are still be working out. Meetings and planning are currently taking place