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(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave - The  Des Moines Register)

(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave – The Des Moines Register)

CHICAGO, IL – Another Hawkeye has been taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Andrew Donnal was selected by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday in the fourth round. He’s the third Hawkeye that has been drafted so far, joining Brandon Scherff and Carl Davis.

The 119th overall pick in the draft was an honorable mention for the All-Big Ten team in 2014, starting all 13 games at right tackle for Iowa during his senior year. He also played guard at times during his collegiate career.

Over the past six years, Donnal is the 25th Iowa player selected in the draft. Iowa had two offensive linemen selected in the same draft for the first time since 2012.

Former Hawkeye AJ Derby, who played Tight End for Arkansas last season, was drafted in the 6th round by the Patriots.


Plenty of local players also signed free agent deals on Saturday.
For the Hawkeyes:

Louis Trinca-Pasat- St. Louis Rams
Mark Weisman- Cincinnati Bengals
John Lowdermilk- San Diego Chargers
Kevonte Martin-Manley- Cleveland Browns
Damond Powell- Arizona Cardinals
Quinton Alston- Tampa Bay Bucs
Ray Hamilton- Dallas Cowboys

For the Cyclones:

Tom Farniok- Minnesota Vikings
Cory Morrissey- Baltimore Ravens
David Irving (former Cyclone, kicked off the team in 2014)- Kansas City Chiefs